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CLAS PhD student Ramona A. Braun (photo by Samuel Mather)

Ramona A. Braun

Ramona A. Braun finished her PhD thesis on transnational history at CLAS in 2014. The focus was on interactions between European countries, nations of the Southern Cone and the USA in scientific research in the 1940s to 60s. More specifically, the thesis is the first description of the invention of laparoscopic surgery in the context of post-1945 medicine covering eugenics, technology and social history. She was supervised by Richard J. Evans and Charles A. Jones.

In 2014, Ramona Braun organized an international interdisciplinary conference at Cambridge entitled 'Hands on Instruments: Instrumental Practice in Twentieth Century Science, Medicine and Technology'. A trilogy of edited volumes on the topic is forthcoming.