Simon Torracinta

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PhD Student
Research Areas: 
History of medicine & the human sciences; history of modern Europe; history of ideas; political & social theory


I’m a second-year PhD student in the History of Science and Medicine. My research interests are in the history of medicine and the human sciences (particularly anthropology and psychology) in the late 19th and early 20th century in Europe and North America. I’m particularly interested in the translation of scientific and medical concepts into social theory and political thought, and the emergence of the modern disciplines in the human and social sciences.

Originally from the U.K., I received my B.A. in History from Oxford University in 2012, and my M.A. in International History from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. I also worked for the British Government for several years as a civil servant, in various policy-related roles, before beginning my PhD.