Gabriela Laveaga

Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University
Chapter Member: Boston SSN
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Laveaga's current research focuses on agricultural technology and hunger in the twentieth century. Laveaga has also written extensively on healthcare in Mexico, medicinal plants and pharmaceuticals, and mid-century exchange between Mexico and India.



Marital Rape Marriage and Social Change in Global Context (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Discusses marital rape being a global problem with documented health and policy consequences globally.

Mexican Peasants, National Projects, and the Making of the Pill (University Press, 2009).

Examines how Mexico was the birthplace of the pill. Explores the socio-economic repercussions of the global search for pharmaceuticals in rural villages far removed from research laboratories


"Thnking With the World: Histories of Science and Technology From the ’Out There" (with Pablo F. Gómez). History and Technology An International Journal 34, no. 1 (2018): 5-10.

Discusses the introduction to co-edited volume on decentering and re-narrating histories of science and medicine.