Michele L. Clouse

Michele L. Clouse received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. She specializes in the history of medicine with a special interest in the intersection of medical ideas and practices with politics, law, and society in early modern Europe, 1400-1700. Her research interests include the history of medicine and science, the intersection between political and intellectual culture in early modern Europe, the legal and institutional history of the early modern state, and the role of women and socially marginal figures as medical and scientific practitioners. Her book, Medicine, Government, and Public Health in Philip II’s Spain: Shared Interests, Competing Authorities, was published by Ashgate in 2011. She is currently working on a study of medical services, personnel, and patients in hospitals in early modern Spain. Future projects include a comparative study of medical education in the universities of Spain and Portugal before, during and after the Spanish annexation of Portugal in 1580, and a study of apothecaries and pharmaceutical practices in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Professor Clouse serves as an undergraduate advisor in the department (including Pre-Law, AY 2011-12) and was recently recognized as an Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Clouse teaches a variety of courses including:

HIST 122: Medieval Legacy

HIST 132: World History to 1750

HIST 356A: Italian Renaissance

HIST 356C: European Reformation

HIST 350A: History of early science

HIST 371: Sex, Crime and Deviance in Europe, 1200-1800

HIST 357A: Spain in the Age of Discovery, 1450-1700

HIST 301J: Historical Research and Writing

Tier III: Plagues, Diseases and Public Health in History to 1800

431 Bentley Annex