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Kathleen Kole de Peralta

Clinical Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Biography: 

Dr. Kole de Peralta is a clinical assistant professor of global history. Her research integrates the history of medicine and environment on early-modern Iberia and Peru to 1) capture the intrinsic, and historical relationship between environment and health in urban areas; 2) demonstrate the evolution of health as a fluid, changing concept depending on the cultural context within which it was produced; and 3) use the digital humanities and open-access platforms to make enviro-health history accessible to English- and Spanish-speaking audiences.

Education: 

2015 Ph.D. Latin American History, University of Notre Dame

2012 M.A. Latin American History, University of Notre Dame

2009 M.A. American History, University of North Florida

2007 B.A. History, University of North Florida

2007 B.A. Spanish, University of North Florida

Audio: 
History MA students at ISU created the Global Idaho Podcast to study DREAMers in Southeast Idaho.
Research Interests: 

Environmental Health, Peru, Colonial Latin America, Foodways, Migration, Science, Technology, and Medicine

Publications: 

Co-authored books

2011          Murder and Martyrdom in Spanish Florida: Don Juan and the Guale Uprising of 1597. With J. Michael Francis.                           New York: American Museum of Natural History. 

 

Peer-reviewed Articles and Chapters

2019 .        "Mal Olor/Bad Air’ and Colonial Latin American History: Smellscapes in Lima, Peru, 1535-1614,” Hispanic                                  American Historical Review 99:1

2017         “Building the City of Kings: Environmental Consciousness and the Construction of Colonial Lima, Peru, 1535-                             1625,” in Peru: Political, Social and Environmental Issues. Karla Santiago, ed. New York: Nova Science Publishers:                   1-24. 

2016          “Public Health and Municipal Water Policies in Colonial Lima, Peru, 1535-1635,” Journal of Water History 8:2                              (2016): 115-136. 

 

Public-Facing and Opinion Pieces 

2019         “Gastronomic and Medicinal Traditions of the Andean cuy in Peruvian Cuisine,” for The Recipes Project: Food,                            Magic, Science, and Medicine.

2019          “Noxious Natures: Global Perspectives on Environmental Racism, an Introduction,” for Environmental History Now.

2018          “Dying to Heal: Women and Syphilis in Colonial Lima, Peru.” Guest Blog Post for Nursing Clio website.

2018          “4 Reasons Slack Will Change How You Teach.” Inside Higher Education. With Sarah Robey.

Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 515Studies in Historiography
HST 643Global History
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 494Special Topics
HST 580Practicum
HST 591Seminar
HST 643Global History
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 580Practicum
HST 591Seminar
HST 643Global History
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 580Practicum
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 591Seminar
HST 643Global History
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 643Global History