Kristy Wilson-Bowers

Kristy Wilson-Bowers
Assistant Professor
213 Read Hall
573-882-8365
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Research Area: 
Early modern Europe; Spain; History of Medicine and Science
Education: 

PhD Indiana University

MA Indiana University

BA George Mason University

Bio: 

A native of northern Virginia, Professor Wilson Bowers first arrived in the midwest for graduate school at Indiana University. Upon leaving Bloomington, her teaching has taken her across the country from Honolulu, Hawaii to Maryland and Pennsylvania, then back again to the midwest. She arrived at Missouri in 2015 after 13 years at Northern Illinois University.

 

Professor Wilson Bowers is an historian of medicine, whose research focuses on early modern Spain. Her first book, Plague and Public Health in Early Modern Seville examines the processes of negotiation between city leaders, doctors and residents over public health regulations in response to plague epidemics. Her current book project focuses on sixteenth-century learned surgeons.

 

Publications

Plague and Public Health in Early Modern Seville. Rochester Studies in Medical History.

            (University of Rochester Press, 2013).

“Tradition and Innovation in Spanish Medicine: Bartolomé Hidalgo de Agüero and the Vía

            ParticularThe Sixteenth Century Journal 41.1 (Spring 2010), 29-47.

“Balancing Individual and Communal Needs: Plague and Public Health in Sixteenth Century

            Seville” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 81.2 (Summer 2007): 335-358.

 

Teaching

Hist 2004 Epidemics and Society

Hist 2700 History of Pirates: Maritime Raiding from Ancient to Modern Times

Hist 2950 Sophomore Seminar (The Black Death)

Hist 3550 Origins of Scientific Thought

Hist 3560 The Scientific Revolution

Hist 4605/7605 Early Modern Spain

Hist 8565 Studies in the History of Medicine