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Stefan Pohl-Valero

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Stefan Pohl-Valero is Associate Professor of History of Science and Medicine at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia. Since 2012, he is the editor of the section “Social Studies of Health” of the journal Revista Ciencias de la Salud; and since 2019 he is associate editor of the journal História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos. He has been visiting professor at universities in Colombia, Spain, Argentina and Mexico. In 2019 he was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Currently, he is writing a book on science, food and the city (Bogotá, 1880-1940) and leads a research project on “Assembling the Food Problem in Colombia during the beginning of Development, 1940-1960.” He also created and coordinates, since 2018, the international network on Historical and Social Studies of Nutrition and Food in Latin America:

Recent publications:

Pohl-Valero, S. and J. Vargas (eds.). El hambre de los otros. Ciencia y políticas alimentarias en Latinoamérica, siglos XX y XXI. Editorial de la Universidad del Rosario, 2021.

Pohl-Valero, S. “The scientific lives of chicha. The production of a fermented beverage and the making of expert knowledge in Bogotá, 1889-1938”, Osiris 35 (2020): 204-227.

Pohl-Valero, S. “Food Science, Race, and the Nation in Colombia”, in W. Beezley (ed.) Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History. Oxford: OUP, 2016.

García, M. and S. Pohl-Valero. “Styles of Knowledge Production in Colombia, 1850-1920”, Science in Context 29, no. 3 (2016): 347-377.

Pohl-Valero, S. “‘La raza entra por la boca’: Energy, Diet, and Eugenics in Colombia, 1890-1940”, Hispanic American Historical Review 94, no. 3 (2014): 455-486.