Cameron B. StrangOct 3, 2018
Frontiers of Science
Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850
University of North Carolina Press 2018
Lance C. Thurner is a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University. In July of 2018 he defended his dissertation, titled ‘The Making and Taking of “Indian Medicine”: Race, Empire, and Bioprospecting in Colonial Mexico.’ This work examines how native and low-caste healers and communities became newly integrated into imperial and global networks of science as colonists developed newfound enthusiasm for indigenous medical knowledge in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.