Hello, Ricardo speaking.
After a brief career in that long-but-narrow country behind the mountains, I majored in sociology at Université de Strasbourg, studied history of science at Paris1, and completed my doctoral dissertation in sociology here in Ghent.
I’ve done some research into the social history of Chilean nurses during different political regimes (1960s-1990s), after which I grew so fascinated by the various ways they, as professionally trained women, exerted political agency.
Alongside the findings of my research, I’ve developed such a strong interest in the different styles of thought of researchers who do history without having necessarily been trained as historians, which can undoubtedly contribute to our understanding of the past and the sense it may make to us today.
I’m currently working on an unfinished project of mine, which is about the history o medicine and health in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, especially in regard to social and scientific positivism. It goes without saying, important in this development are the cultural exchanges between Latin America and France.
Does this ring you a bell? Why not send a comment or suggestion.