Dr. Surekha Davies

Dr. Surekha Davies is speaker, historian, and monster consultant. Her first book was the multi-award-winning Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human: New Worlds, Maps and Monsters (Cambridge University Press, 2016). Davies' academic work looks at cultural encounters in the Americas; spatial thinking (descriptive cartography and geography); categories of beings & things (in, cabinets of curiosities); environmental thought; and what the category of ‘monster’ and practices of monster-making can tell us about humanity.