Department of History
Dr. Kenneth Kiple
Dr. Kenneth Kiple, Emeritus Distinguished University Professor (Ph.D., University of Florida, 1970). Dr. Kiple's research and teaching interests include Latin America and the history of medicine, disease, and nutrition. His work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Institutes of Health. He is the editor of The Cambridge History of World Diseases (Cambridge University Press, 1993) and (with Kriemhild Conee Ornelas) The Cambridge World History of Food (Cambridge University Press, 2000). His other books include Blacks in Colonial Cuba, 1774-1899 (University of Florida Press, 1976); Another Dimension to the Black Dispora: Diet, Disease, and Racism (Cambridge University Press, 1981); The Caribbean Slave: A Biological History (Cambridge University Press, 1984); The African Exchange: Toward a Biological History of Black People (Duke University Press, 1988); Biological Consequences of European Expansion, 1450-1800 (Variorum, 1997); Plague, Pox, and Pestilence, Disease in History (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1997); The Cambridge Historical DIctionary of Disease (Cambridge University Press, 2003); and A Moveable Feast: Ten Millennia of Food Globalization (Cambridge University Press, 2007). His works in progress include The Cambridge Historical DIctionary of Food and "The Perils and Politics of Plenty," for the Milbank Memorial Fund Centennial Project.