Richard C. Keller
Interests: History of European and colonial medicine and
public health, history of psychiatry and
psychoanalysis, history of the human sciences,
science and race.
Office:Room 1423, Medical Sciences Center
Affiliations: History of Medicine, African Studies, and Science
and Technology Studies
Ph.D., Rutgers University, History, 2001
M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, History, 1996
B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, History, 1992
My current project is a book, City of Light, City of Heat: Social Ecology and the Making of the Paris Heat Wave Catastrophe, that looks at the deadly European heat wave of 2003, with a specific focus on the social dimensions of the catastrophe in Paris.
Richard C.Keller, Robert Dingwall, and Carine Vassy, eds., Enregistrer les morts, identifier les surmortalités Une comparaison Angleterre, États-Unis et France (Presses de l'EHESP, l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, 2010).
"Cross National Qualitative Health Research" section in Ivy Bourgeault, Robert Dingwall, and Ray de Vries, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Health Research (SAGE Publications Ltd, 2010).
Richard C. Keller, "Place Matters: Mortality, Space, and Urban Form in the 2003 Paris Heat Wave Disaster," French Historical Studies 36:2 (2013), 299-330. Awarded the 2014 William Koren, Jr., Prize from the Society for French Historical Studies.
Vassy, Carine, and Richard Keller, "Faut-il contrôler les aspects éthiques de la recherche en sciences sociales et comment?," Mouvements 55-56 (2008), 128-141.
Richard C. Keller, "Clinician and Revolutionary: Frantz Fanon, Biography, and the History of Colonial Medicine," Bulletin of the History of Medicine 81:4 (2007), 823-841.
Richard C. Keller, "Geographies of Power, Legacies of Mistrust: Colonial Medicine in the Global Present," Historical Geography 34 (2006), 26-48.
Richard C. Keller, "Pinel in the Maghreb: Liberation, Confinement, and Psychiatric Reform in French North Africa," Bulletin of the History of Medicine 79:3 (2005), 459-99.
MHB 508: Patients, Medicine, and Doctors in Modern History (Syllabus)
MHB 543: Doctors & Delusions: Madness and Medicine in the Modern Era (Syllabus)
MHB 553: International Health and Global Society (Syllabus)
MHB 919: Science, Technology, and Medicine in the Colonial Context (Syllabus)