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American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Postdoctoral Fellow

As a member of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI), the Cogut Center has been selected to participate in the CHCI/ACLS Partnership program. This program offers a way to "match" potential fellows with host sites. The ACLS provides each fellow with a stipend and the host organization provides an academic homebase from which the fellow can continue his research, participate in a lively scholarly environment, and access archives and resources particular to that organization.



Pablo Gomez
PhD, Vanderbilt University

Research Interests: Pablo Gomez works on the history of medicine and corporeality in the early modern African and Iberian Atlantic worlds. His current book project examines African ideas and practices related to bodies, health, illness, and death in the seventeenth century Spanish Caribbean. In it, Pablo locates early modern African traditions as an essential part of the imagination of the body espoused by the inhabitants of the Iberian Atlantic World. Pablo’s research shows how early modern Black communities in Africa and the Americas strived in their own terms and within their intellectual frameworks, to compile, catalogue, and transmit information about the momentous changes brought about by the volatile and often violent encounter of cultures and biological entities of the early modern era.

Pablo holds an MA and a PhD in History from Vanderbilt University. He earned his MD at the Universidad CES, and did his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at TCU (on leave). Pablo has been the recipient, among others, of an ACLS-Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship and a Major Project Grant from the British Library.