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.







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