Monica Green as Suppes Visiting Professor


Professor Monica Green joins the Department in Winter 2022 as Suppes Visiting Professor.

Professor Green is a distinguished medieval historian and historian of science and medicine who has previously taught at Princeton, UNC Chapel Hill, Duke and Arizona State.  Her publications include Women's Health Care in the Medieval West (Routledge, 2000) and Making Women's Health Masculine: The Rise of Male Authority in Pre-Modern Gynecology (Oxford University Press, 2009).  Her work is recognized by many scholarly organizations such as the Institute for Advanced Study, Medieval Academy of America, and the History of Science Society. Her current work focuses on rethinking the history of the Black Death with the tools of history and bioarcheology and more generally rewriting the global history of disease and pandemics in the premodern world, a project that culminated into a December 2020 article in the American Historical Review. 

During her Stanford residency, co-sponsored by the Program on History and Philosophy of Science and Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Professor Green is teaching HISTORY 243D/343D: Emerging Diseases, Past and Present, and will give a public lecture, entitled “A 700-Year Erasure: Recovering the Story of Plague at the Fall of Baghdad (1258)”, on January 20, 2022 (event details).