Violeta Ruiz Cuenca

Violeta Ruiz Cuenca

 

 

 

Violeta Ruiz graduated from the University of Manchester in 2011 with a BSc in Psychology, and in 2012 with an MSc in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. During her masters, she became particularly interested in the history of medicine and epidemics, and wrote her dissertation on the social effect that the encephalitis lethargica epidemic of the 1920s had in Britain. After completing her masters, she spent 12 months researching the history of G & J Greenall, Britain’s oldest gin distillery, which resulted in a co-authored a book with Richard Barnett from the Wellcome Trust titled G & J Greenall: A spirited history of gin and genius. Violeta is currently completing a reserach project on encephalitis lethargica in Spain as part of a larger project for Kenton Kroker from York University (Toronto, Canada), as well as collaborating on an exhibition on the Wellcome Trust with Nike Fakiner and Javier Moscoso from the Institute of Philosophy at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
 
  • History of Medicine
  • History of Psychology
  • Epidemics