Professor Blanco wins funding from British Academy

Professor María del Pilar Blanco has won funding from the British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grant programme, for her project on her third monograph project, The Weak Child: Twentieth-Century Illness and the Politics of Developmentalism.

The funds will allow her to conduct archival research on, among other things, polio vaccination campaigns in Cuba and Puerto Rico (when circumstances permit), and to organise a symposium at TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities), where she currently serves as Academic Champion. 

Dr Blanco says of the award: ‘This funding will allow me to begin archival work in Cuba and Puerto Rico on a new project that considers the weak child within the context of hemispheric relations and expanding US interventionism in the Caribbean region, from the Spanish American War of 1898 until the Cold War.’

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