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Hanni Jalil

Assistant Professor, History

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Ph.D Latin American History , UC Santa Barbara , 2015


Professor Jalil is a historian of health, disease, and medicine in twentieth-Century Colombia. She is particularly interested in studying the ways people talk about, define, and frame disease, health, and citizenship and community-based responses to government-sponsored public health programs. She earned her bachelors in history at Cal State Northridge, her M.A in history at UC San Diego and her PhD in Modern Latin America with an emphasis on Science and Technology Studies and Comparative Race and Ethnicity. Prior to joining CSUCI she was assistant professor of Arts and Humanities at Icesi University in Cali-Colombia. As a CSU alumn she is thrilled to join the History department at Channel Islands and looks forward to working with majors and non-majors alike. When she isn't teaching, writing, or researching she enjoys swimming, playing with her three-year old daughter, and putting together play lists on Spotify.

Representative Courses Taught

  • HIST 300 HIstorian's Craft
  • HIST 301 Infectious Disease and the Politics of Health
  • HIST 360 Colonial Latin America