Call for Bloggers
Medicine, Gender, and Race in Latin America and the Caribbean
Nursing Clio invites submissions on the history of medicine in Latin America with focus on the intersection of race and gender in medical treatment, healing practices, and bodily experiences. We welcome blog posts (500 to 1200 words) on any time period (colonial histories are particularly welcome), but they must be accessible to a general audience. These essays will be published in a special series guest edited by Dr. Cassia Roth. Please send your pitch — a few sentences on your topic — and a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1, 2017.
Want to contribute? We’re eager to include new voices and welcome writing on a wide range of topics. If you would like to write with us, send an email to
email@example.com introducing yourself. Please attach a your CV/resume, and give us two article ideas — pieces you could see yourself writing and publishing on the site.
There are a variety of interesting pieces on the site, but if you think you might be interested in contributing and want to get a sense of our style and tone, we suggest you review our Style Guide and check out these examples:
- What’s in your Vulva?, by Elizabeth Reis
- See Sally Menstruate, by Jacqueline Antonovich
- George Washington’s Bodies, by Thomas A. Foster
- Punishing Pushy Women: Gender and Power in the Newsroom, by Carrie Adkins
- The Paralympics, Past and Present, by Adam Turner
- If the IUD is an Abortifacient, then so is Chemotherapy and Lunch Meat, by Lara Freidenfelds
A Little About Us
We’re an open access, collaborative blog project that ties historical scholarship to current political, social, and cultural issues related to gender and medicine. Bodies, sexuality, health care, medical technology, and reproductive rights play central roles in both political debate and popular culture. Our tagline — “The Personal is Historical” — emphasizes the fact that these issues don’t develop spontaneously; they represent ongoing dialogues that reach far back into the past.
Nursing Clio provides a platform for historians, students, health care workers, community activists, and the public at large to analyze, discuss, and debate these kinds of connections between the present and the past. We do publish long-form, scholarly pieces, but we also want to focus on shorter, historically-informed responses to the world around us — current events, music, film, television, sports, and anything else that intersects with gender and medicine. We want, ultimately, to create a balance between fun conversations, political debate, and serious scholarship.
We are an all-volunteer group, from our editorial team to our contributors. To learn more about Nursing Clio, see our about page or meet the NC team.