Dr. Surekha Davies

Dr. Surekha Davies is a historian of science, art, and ideas, and the author of the award-winning Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human: New Worlds, Maps and Monsters (Cambridge University Press, 2016). Her next book, Humans: A Monstrous History, will be published by the University of California Press as a lead trade-list title in spring 2025. Shorter essays about culture and history, and publication- and tour-related news, appear in her free newsletter at surekhadavies.substack.com.