Dolores Martín Moruno
Professor Boursière FNS
Dolores Martín Moruno is assistant professor of the history of medicine and associate member of the Institute of Gender Studies. She is the principal investigator of the SNSF Professorship project Those women who performed humanitarian action: a Gendered history of compassion from the Franco-Prussian war to WWII (2017-2021), its extension Lived Humanitarianism : Gender, experiences and knowledge(s) (1853-1945), as well as the SNSF Agora scientific communication project Beyond Compassion: Gender and Humanitarian Action.
She leads the research team Women-Humanitari@ns and coordinates a network that brings together researchers, NGO representatives and other partners from the world of culture who are working on the ethical, cultural, social and political aspects of humanitarian relief. This network of collaborators has been created to promote research exchanges at both a national and international level, as well as to disseminate research results through public events which aim to enrich the cultural life of Geneva, such as the exhibition Who Cares?: Gender and humanitarian action that is being organized with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.
In 2006, Dolores defended a PhD thesis, jointly supervised by the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Centre Alexandre Koyré) and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, that examined the Romantic Science at the turn of the 19th century. Dolores has been visiting fellow at the Universität Wien (Austria), the Université Claude Bernard (Lyon), the Centre de recherche en histoire des sciences et des techniques (Paris), the Bakken Museum of Electricity and Life (Minneapolis), the Centre for the History of Emotions based at the Queen Mary University of London and New York University. She recently obtained a HEX-Visiting fellowship at the University of Tampere (Finland).
In 2011, she joined the University of Geneve as a postdoctoral researcher tasked with creating a history of emotions research line through the organization of conferences and collective publications. In 2014, she was promoted to the position of Research and Teaching Fellow and, then in 2017 to that of assistant professor.
- History of humanitarian medicine from the 19th century to the present-day.
- Women’s History / Gender History / History of Care
- History of Emotions / History of Experience
- Visual and Material Culture of Humanitarianism
Director of the research group “Women_Humanitari@ns”.
Dolores Martín Moruno teaches courses on the history of humanitarian medicine within the “Global Health and Humanitarian Medicine” specialization provided by the Faculty of Medicine. She also supervises master’s dissertations on the same topic. Dolores is a member of the Réseau romand de mentoring pour les femmes which fosters the academic careers of young female researchers.
- Martín Moruno, D. Elisabeth Eidenbenz’s humanitarian experience during the Spanish Civil War and Republican exile, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, 4 (2), 2020, 459-483.
- Martín-Moruno, D. 2020. Faut-il brûler l’histoire des émotions?,Traverse 2: 147-157.
- Martín-Moruno, D. 2020. A female genealogy of humanitarian action: compassion as practice in the work of Josephine Butler, Florence Nightingale and Sarah Monod, Medicine, Conflict and Survival, 36 (1): 19-40.
- Martín Moruno D., Edgar Lynn B., Leyder M., Feminist Perspectives on the History of Humanitarian Relief, Medicine, Conflict and Survival, 36 (1), 2020: 2-18.
- Martín Moruno D., Pain as Practice in Paolo Mantegazza’s Science of Emotions, Osiris, 31, 2016: 271:322.
- Martín Moruno D., Ordóñez Rodríguez J., The nursing vocation as political participation for women during the Spanish Civil War, Journal of War and Culture Studies 2(3), 2010: 305-321.
- Edgar, B., Gorin V., Martín Moruno (eds.) Making Humanitarian Crises: Emotions and Images in History. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan (In press).
- Martín Moruno D., Pichel B. (eds.), Emotional Bodies: The Historical Performativity of Emotions, Urbana & Champaign, University of Illinois Press, 2019.
- Fantini B., Martín Moruno D., Moscoso J. (eds.), On Resentment: Past and Present. Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishers, 2013.
- Martín Moruno, D., Physiologies of Love in the Modern Age, in Langhamer, C. (ed.) A Cultural History of Love in the Modern Age, London: Bloomsbury (In press).
- Martín Moruno, D., Crisis? What Crisis? Making Humanitarianism Visible in the History of Emotions, Edgar B., Gorin V. and Martín Moruno, D. (eds.) Making Humanitarian Crises: Emotions and Images in History. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan (In press).
- Martín Moruno, D., Compasión, in Atlas político de las pasiones (eds.) Gómez Ramos, A. and Velasco Arias, Gonzalo. Madrid: Editorial Trotta (In press).
- Martín Moruno D., Fearful Female Bodies: The Pétroleuses of the Paris Commune, in Martín Moruno D., Pichel B. (eds.), Emotional Bodies: The Historical Performativity of Emotions, Urbana & Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2019: 175-193.
- “Questioning Empathy in Humanitarian History”, Establishing Empathy: Education, Emotions and Society in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Universität Hamburg, April 2, 2022.
- (avec Marie Leyder) “Gendering Humanitarian Compassion during WWI”, History of Experience: Theories, Methodologies and Concepts, Tampere University, Finland, March 5, 2019.
- “Tejiendo redes de cuidado: la compasión como conocimiento de las mujeres humanitarias en la guerra (1853-1945)”. Conférence inaugurale du Congrès d’histoire de la médecine espagnole. Presente y Futuro de la historia de la medicina. Museu d’Història, Sant Feliu de Guíxols (Girona), June 17, 2017.
- “Le coup de foudre : l’histoire d’une émotion électrique au monde francophone”, Les émotions dans la culture française et francophone, Haïfa, Israël, November 6, 2013.
- “Love in the Time of Darwinism: Paolo Mantegazza and the Emergence of Sexuality”, Giornata scientifica in onore di Paolo Mantegazza, Roma, Senato della Repubblica, March 11, 2011.