Douglas Haynes

Douglas M. Haynes received his Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. Eventually, he started his career at UCI where he became the Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, Director of the UCI ADVANCE Program and Professor within the Department of History in the School of Humanities. His research focuses on Modern Britain, medicine and science in Europe and the United States in the 19th and 20th century. In 2001, he published Imperial Medicine which recasts the surprisingly insular narrative about the history of British medicine and science. The book reveals the underlying dialectical relationship between the imperial metropole and periphery in the making of Victorian medicine and science as a domestic institution in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Since completing Imperial Medicine he has been developing two book length projects in the history of medicine. The first continues his interest in the history of British medicine. It will provide a broad overview of the relationship of British medicine to the British Empire from the mid-nineteenth century until the beginning of decolonization in the 1950s and 1960s. The second project, provisionally titled "A Question of Taste," examines the role of the politics of racial subordination in the making of the American Medical Association from its founding in 1847 until 1900. Rather than viewing race as marginal to the history of medicine in the United States, he argue that it was and remains central to the development of American medicine.


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