Dorothy Porter, PhD

Chair & Professor
Anthro, History, Social Med
+1 415 476-8826

Dorothy Dolan's (nee Porter) research interests are in the history of public health, social medicine and the formation of the nation state since the eighteenth century. She has also published on the history of the experience of health and illness by patients and healers in the context of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. She is currently researching the ways patients manage Parkinson’s disease through creative expression, and recently published her collection of essays Health Citizenship, which examined how a new heuristic for understanding chronic diseases emerged with radical health activism that interrogated the complex interaction of biology with the political, economic, social, and cultural relations of the twenty and twenty-first centuries.

Publications: 

Reconfiguring the Parkinson's Personality in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries.

Canadian bulletin of medical history = Bulletin canadien d'histoire de la medecine

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Western Humanities Review

Health Rights at the Crossroads: Women, New Sciece and Institutional Violence.

Galen Joseph and Dorothy Porter (eds)

Health Citizenship: Essays on Social Medicine and Bio-medical Politics

Health Citizenship: Essays on Social Medicine and Bio-medical Politics

Dorothy Porter

History of Science

"Darwinian Archeology of Disease: Genomic Variants and the Eugenic Debate"

Dorothy Porter

Health, Civilisation and the State: a History of Public Health from Ancient to Modern Times

Health, Civilisation and the State: a History of Public Health from Ancient to Modern Times

Dorothy Porter