Rocio Gomez

Rocio Gomez, Ph.D.

Job title: Assistant Professor
Affiliation: Department of History

Gomez's research interests include Latin America, the history of science, environmental history and the history of medicine.

Rocio Gomez, Ph.D., is assistant professor of Latin American history at VCU. Her research interests include Latin America, the history of science, environmental history and the history of medicine. Her first book, “Silver Veins, Dusty Lungs: Mining, Water, and Public Health in Zacatecas, 1833-1946,” is forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press. She is the 2019 RMCLAS recipient of the Edwin Lieuwen Award for the Promotion of Excellence in the Teaching of Latin American Studies. She has held fellowships at Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, Mo., and the Science History Institute in Philadelphia. In 2020, she will be a fellow at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia.

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