Dr Isabela de Oliveira Dornelas
IAS Annual Theme: Gestation
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Isabela de Oliveira Dornelas is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Department III. Dornelas's research interests include reproduction, gender, technology, postcolonialism, and animal/human interaction. She holds a Master's (2016–2018) and a PhD (2018–2022) in History from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil.
Her Master's thesis, focusing on abortion as a therapeutic resource in mid-nineteenth-century Brazil, received the Best Thesis Award from the Brazilian Society for the History of Science (SBHC 2020). In her doctoral dissertation, she addressed the empirical development of the C-section in Brazil and its relations with race and social markers.