As a historian of modern Europe, Doug Haynes is particularly interested in understanding the relationship of medicine and science to imperialism. This broad theme animates his two books. Fit to Practice: Empire, Race, Gender, and the Making of British Medicine and Imperial Medicine: Patrick Medicine and the Conquest of Tropical Disease. Together these books have demonstrated the place of British imperialism and its after-life in shaping professional identities, directing the movement of medical labor across time and space, and enabling the rise of bio-medical expertise in the United Kingdom from the early 19th century to the late 20th century. This research program has also spurred Haynes' interest in understanding other national histories of medicine. Haynes is currently completing a book on the American Historical Association, 1847-1900. Provisionally titled “A Question of Taste”, this project examines the centrality of racial and gender difference in constituting American medicine as a distinctive social formation of professional competency and expertise. His article entitled “Policing the Social Boundaries of American Medical Association, 1847-1870” outlined this argument. Finally, Haynes' research interests extend to interrogating the place of the British past in the cultural landscape of the United States, ranging from television programming, historical fiction, to higher education.
Areas of Expertise (5)
Black Lives Matter
Medicine and Science
University of California, Berkeley: PhD, Modern European History
University of California, Berkeley: MA
Pomona College: BA, History
Media Appearances (4)
UCI Podcast: Douglas Haynes urges inclusivity during coronavirus scare
UCI News online
In the latest UCI Podcast, Douglas Haynes, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, shares a message with the UCI community about inclusivity during challenging times. The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus, now called COVID-19, a global health emergency. This pandemic has far-reaching effects on physical as well as mental health. Fear, stress and anxiety, for example, can lead to behavioral changes – intentional or not. As the medical community works to understand this novel disease, Haynes reminds us that while the human reaction in such circumstances may be to protect oneself, we must prioritize inclusivity.
The re-education of coach Russell Turner
In the coming days and weeks he would sit down with the Dean of students at UC-Irvine — Rameen Talesh — who had been fielding some “very angry” complaints from students. He also talked with Interim Vice-Chancellor Edgar Dormitorio; Vice-Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Doug Haynes; and Mike Knox, the Director of New Student and Leadership Programs. Dormitorio pointed Turner to a couple on-campus groups that had been particularly upset with Turner’s comments, and the coach met with them.
Douglas Haynes is named UCI’s first vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion following a national search
UCI News online
Douglas M. Haynes, Ph.D., has been appointed the inaugural vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion at the University of California, Irvine, effective June 1. As the campus’s chief diversity officer, the vice chancellor leads UCI’s quest to be a national model of inclusive excellence for its nearly 30,000 undergraduates, 7,000 graduate students, and 16,500 faculty and staff.
Why Is California All Over the College Admissions Scandal?
The New York Times online
Still, I talked to Doug Haynes, vice provost for Academic Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at U.C. Irvine, and he emphasized that thousands of first-generation college students are getting world-class educations at California’s public universities in particular.
Always the Exception: Women and Women of Color Scientists in Historical PerspectivePeer Review
Haynes, Douglas M.
2014 In March 2014, France Cordova, astrophysicist and former chancellor of Purdue University and the University of CaliforniaRiverside, became the first Latina to serve as director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in its more than sixty years in existence (Morello 2013). This position is one of the most influential in American science. As director of the only federal agency tasked with supporting basic research and education in science and engineering disciplines, Cordova oversees a multibillion dollar budget to ensure continued US leadership in scientific discovery and the development of new technologies.
Freetown and London, 1847Victorian Review
Douglas M. Haynes
2010 Among nineteenth-century cities, Freetown, Jamaica and London stand out as major spaces for racialized black people. They functioned as communities for free and emancipated peoples as well as fugitives. They also served as centres for abolition and sanctuaries from slavery. The movement of black people to and from these locations traced the contours of the black Atlantic while exposing the fault lines of freedom between the British Empire (where slavery was abolished in 1833, though the apprenticeship system [End Page 18] remained in place until 1838) and the United States (where slavery persisted until 1865) (Gilroy 2-48). Even within the context of the empire, black subjectivity remained tethered to racialized discourses about black people's capacity to be fully developed human subjects. The circulation of James Africanus Beale Horton—a pioneering pan-Africanist who was among the first African medical officers in the British army—captures the tension between identity and movement at a critical moment in the histories of freedom.