Guest Speakers

58th Annual Webb Lecture


Guest Speakers


Aparna Nair

Aparna Nair is a historian of disability and medicine at the University of Toronto-Scarborough's Department of Health and Society. Her forthcoming book Fungible Bodies explores the relationships between colonialism and disability in British India.

  • April 3rd: 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Pablo Gomez

Pablo Gómez is Associate Professor of History and Medical History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and author of, among others, The Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic (UNC Press, winner of the William H. Welch Medal, American Association for the History of Medicine).

  • April 3rd: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Elise Mitchell

Dr. Elise A. Mitchell is Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow and American Council of Learned Societies Fellow in the Department of History at Princeton University.

  • April 4th: 9:30 - 10:30 am

Lisette Varon Carvajal

Lisette Varón-Carvajal is an Assistant Professor of History at Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. She is an expert on women's and gender history, and on the history of medicine in colonial Latin America, especially New Granada.

  • April 4th: 10:30 - 11:30 am

h. yumi kim

H. Yumi Kim is Assistant Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, and author of Madness in the Family: Women, Care, and Illness in Japan (Oxford University Press), which was awarded the 2023 John K. Fairbank Prize by the American Historical Association.

  • April 4th: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sean Bloch

Sean Bloch is a team lead at General Dynamics Information Technology. He was previously a lecturer at Dartmouth College, a consultant to World Wide Sires LLC on a United States Department of Agriculture livestock market assessment of East Africa, and a Swahili translator at Denver South High School. His work has been published in The Journal of African History (2017).

  • April 4th: 2:00 - 3:00 pm