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Stefanie Gänger

Stefanie Gänger is assistant professor (Juniorprofessorin) for Latin American History at the University of Cologne. She holds a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge. She has held short-term fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and at the University of Pennsylvania. Stefanie’s work considers the histories of science and medicine in late-colonial and early Republican Spanish America, especially the history of antiquarianism and collecting, and more recently, vernacular medicine, epistemic brokerage, and plant trade. 

Research areas:
History of the Andean South America in the 18th and 19th centuries
History of knowledge and science
History of archeology and antiquarianism
History of vernacular medicine and plant trade

Selected publications:

Gänger, Stefanie (2017): “Circulation. Reflections on Circularity, Entity, and Liquidity in the Language of Global History”, in: Journal of Global History 12, 3, 303-318.

Gänger, Stefanie (2016): “In their Own Hands: Domestic Medicine and ‘the Cure of all Kinds of Tertian and Quartan Fevers’ in Late-Colonial Lima”, in: Colonial Latin American Review 25, 4, 492-511.

Gänger, Stefanie (2013): “Disjunctive Circles. Global Intellectual Culture in Cuzco and the Journeys of Incan Antiquities,  c. 1877-1921”, in: Modern Intellectual History 10, 2, 399–414.