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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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race, medicine, slavery, science
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About Me

Rana A. Hogarth is an associate professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She holds a Ph.D. in History, with a concentration in History of Science/History of Medicine from Yale University. She also holds an M.H.S. in Health Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her work focuses on medical and scientific constructions of race during the era of slavery and beyond. Her scholarship brings together the fields of African American History, History of Medicine, and Atlantic World History.


Recent Publications

Medicalizing Blackness: Making Racial Difference in the Atlantic World, 1780-1840 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017)

Book Details

Media Coverage
Country Focus
US, Greater Caribbean
Expertise by Geography
Caribbean, North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Medicine, Race, Science, Slavery