Prof Dora Vargha is a historian of medicine, science and technology, with expertise in the history of epidemics, the politics of health, and Cold War history. She received her PhD in History from Rutgers University and was a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, and a postdoctoral fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, before joining the University of Exeter, where she is Professor of History and Medical Humanities. She is the principal investigator of the project and works especially on the history of international health cooperation between socialist countries.
Alila Brossard Antonielli holds a PhD on Health and Social Sciences from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. She has conducted fieldwork in Africa (Mozambique), Europe (France), and Latin America (Brazil, Peru, Uruguay) for academic research and for the NGO Médecins du Monde as associate researcher with the LASDEL Bénin. During her postdoctoral fellowship in the ERC project Socialist Medicine, she will focus on the creation of socialist health systems in Angola and Mozambique following their independence in 1975.
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