About me

  • I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of the History of Science, University of Granada (Spain).

    Between 2017 and 2019, I was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND research fellow at the University of Warsaw’s Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology.

My research focuses on gender and the history of sexual and reproductive health and rights from a transnational and comparative perspective, and dialogues with the history of technology, international studies, anthropology and sociology. My main expertise is in 20th century Spain and Poland. My work appeared in Journal of Women’s History, Gender and History, Social History of Medicine, Medical History, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Journal of Religious History, East European Politics, Societies and Cultures, Signs and Slavic Review.

My first book (co-authored with Teresa Ortiz-Gómez) examined the cultural history of the oral contraceptive pill in Spain and Poland. I have also published on the abortion expertise as well as gender and the popularization of contraception in communist Poland; Spanish women’s reproductive and contraceptive decision-making during late Francoism and the democratic transition; and the history of Spanish women’s abortion travel. My second book, “Family Planning, Medicine and Catholicism in Communist Poland,” is under contract with Routledge (Histories of East Central Europe series). Since 2020, I am leading a research project on the history of the provision of abortion services in Spain after partial decriminalisation in 1985.