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Ana Carolina Vimieiro Gomes

College positions:
Visiting Fellow
History of Science
Federal University of Minas Gerais
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Professor Ana Carolina Vimieiro Gomes

Ana Carolina Vimieiro Gomes is a professor of the history of Science in the Department of History at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil.

Her main research themes include human biological diversity, racial taxonomies and the genetics. She was a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, the Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Fiocruz, and the Consortium for the History of Science Technology and Medicine. She has published on the history of body classification, eugenics and national identity. Her current project focus on history of skin color measurement.

Select publications

  • VIMIEIRO GOMES AC, ANA CAROLINA . Situated knowledge and the genetics of the Brazilian Northeastern population, 1960?1980.. In: Jenny Bangham; Xan Chako; and Judith Kaplan. (Org.). Invisible labor in Moderna Science. 1ed.Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2022, v. 1, p. 127-135.
  • VIMIEIRO-GOMES, A. C.. Science, Constitutional Medicine and National Bodily Identity in Brazilian Biotypology during the 1930s. Social History of Medicine, v. 29, p.hkw009-21, 2016.
  • VIMIEIRO-GOMES, A. C.. Biotipologia, regionalismo e a construção de uma identidade corporal brasileira no plural, década de 1930. HISTÓRIA, CIÊNCIAS, SAÚDE-MANGUINHOS (IMPRESSO), v. 23, p. 111-130, 2016.
  • VIMIEIRO-GOMES, A. C.. ?Too good to be true?: the controversy over the use of permanganate of potash as an antidote to snake poison and the circulation of Brazilian physiology in the 19th century. Bulletin of the History of Medicine, v. 86, p. 153-177, 2012.
  • VIMIEIRO-GOMES, A. C.. Um Ciência Moderna e Imperial: a fisiologia brasileira no final do século XIX (1880-1889). 1. ed. Belo Horizonte: Fino Traço Editora, 2013. v. 1. 166p.

Select Awards

  • First place in the 1st SBHC Award for Dissertation in History of Sciences – 2012, Brazilian Society of History of Sciences (SBHC).

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