Latin America expert to deliver Spring 2016 Humanities Lecture March 17

BUIES CREEK, North Carolina – Dr. David Sowell, an expert on the social history of Latin America and chair and professor of history at Juniata College, will deliver the Campbell University History, Criminal Justice, and Political Science Department’s Anne T. Moore Humanities Lecture Thursday, March 17.

Sowell will speak on “A Struggle between Good Sense and Blind Ignorance: The Introduction of Scientific Medicine in Colombia and Mexico” beginning at 7 p.m. in Campbell Business School’s Lynch Auditorium.

Sowell is the author of several books, including “The Early Colombian Labor Movement: Artisans and Politics in Bogota, 1832-1919.” His latest book, “The Tale of Miguel Perdomo Neira: Medicine, Ideologies and Power in the Nineteenth Century Andes,” explores the history of medicine in Colombia and Ecuador during the 19th century.

His ongoing project, “A History of Social Violence in Latin America,” has been supported by an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships and Juniata College’s William P. and Frances Clemens Nyce Endowment for Faculty Development.

He has been on the faculty at Juniata since 1989. He earned an associate’s degree from Western Kentucky University, a bachelor’s from Grand Valley State College, and a master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Florida.

He is a member of the American Historical Association, Latin American Studies Association, and Conference on Latin American History.