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Dr. Avi Sharma


Center for Metropolitan Studies
TU Berlin
Hardenbergstraße 16-18
10623 Berlin


Areas of Research

German, European, and Global History
Urban and Environmental History
History of Science and Science Studies
Social Theory 

Curriculum Vitae

Center for Metropolitan Studies (TU Berlin): Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter

Parental Leave

Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies: Research Associate

University of Chicago, Department of History and M.A. Program in the Social Sciences: Earl S. Johnson Lecturer

University of Chicago: Ph.D., Department of History

University of Chicago, M.A. Program in in the Social Sciences: Preceptor

Fulbright Doctoral Research Fellowship

University of Chicago: University Fellowship

University of Chicago: M.A. in the Social Sciences

Reed College: B.A. History and Anthropology


We Lived for the Body: Natural Medicine and Public Health in Imperial Germany
(Dekalb, IL: NIU Press, 2014)

Articles and Chapters

“Wilhelmine Nature: Natural Lifestyle and Practical Politics in the German Life-Reform Movement,” (1890-1914)”
Social History 37 (2012): 36-54.

“Rethinking Asymmetries in the Marketplace: Medical Pluralism in Germany, 1869 – 1910,” in Martin Dinges ed. Medical Pluralism in Comparative Perspective: India and Germany, 1800-2000
(Stuttgart: Robert Bosch, 2012)

“Medicine from the Margins? Naturheilkunde from Medical Heterodoxy to the University of Berlin, 1889-1921”
Social History of Medicine 2011 Vol.24 (2): 334-351.

“On the Anti-Politics of Health: Conflict, Consensus and Hygiene Reform in Germany, 1871-1914,”
Circumscribere: International Journal for the History of Science 10 (2011): 83-96.

Selected Presentations

October 17, 2012
Alternative Medicine in Germany: The Conflict between Conventional Medicine and CAM in the 20th Century.  Center for 20th Century European History, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

July 1, 2011
‘A Chinese Wall’ on the Road to Scientific Discovery: Regulating ‘Other Healers’ in Wilhelmine Germany.  Robert Bosch Institute for the History of Medicine.  Stuttgart, Germany.

February 26, 2010
Degenerate City: Public Health and Popular Reform in Wilhelmine Germany. Institute for Ethnology, Humboldt University.  Berlin, Germany.

February 21, 2010
Rethinking the Nature/Culture Binary in Everyday Practice: Natural Lifestyle and Practical Politics in the German Life-Reform Movement, ca. 1890-1914.  Invited Talk at Pembroke College, Cambridge University.  Cambridge, England.

March 13, 2009
Political Nature?  Naturheilkunde, Land Tenure, and Public Health Reform in Germany, 1889-1914.  University of California, San Francisco.  Department of the Social History of Medicine and Medical Anthropology.

October 5, 2007
Enchanting Nature: Naturheilkunde and the Languages of Popular Piety in Wilhelmine Germany. German Studies Association, San Diego, California.

November 4, 2006
Constructed Nature or Natural Construction?  Naturheilkunde, Sun-Bathing, and Authenticity in Germany, 1880-1920. Conference of the Midwest German History Workshop at the University of Toronto.

March 2006
Hippocratic Medicine in the Age of Bacteriology: Lay Healers, Medical Prophylaxis and the German Conception of Nature, 1799-1914. Modern European History Workshop at the University of Chicago.

Spring, 2003
Anthropology in the Shadow of the Völkerausstellung: People Shows, Number, and German Physical Anthropology, 1869-1914. History of the Human Sciences Conference at the University of Chicago.

Spring, 2000
Contested Fields: Producing a Medical Domain in the Age of Anti-psychiatry, 1890-1914. History of the Human Sciences Conference at the University of Chicago.

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