Patrícia Martins Marcos is a Ph.D. Candidate in UC San Diego’s Department of History and the Science Studies Program. Patrícia is a historian of science, medicine, and of the body and in her dissertation, Political Medicine, she examines how shifts in eighteenth-century regimes of government – from absolute to constitutional monarchy and Republic – were bound with the medicalization of subjecthood throughout in the Portuguese Atlantic. In addition to her commitments to postcolonial and decolonial studies, Patrícia’s scholarship also engages with the history of science, medicine, gender and sexuality, queer studies, disability studies, ethnohistory, visual studies, art history, among other fields. Patrícia’s work has been supported by the American Philosophical Society, the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, the Luso-American Foundation, UCSD’s Black Studies Project, and UCLA’s Barbara Rootenberg Special Collections in Medical History. Patrícia also has extensive professional experience working as a public policy analyst of multiple European Union initiatives in the domains of immigration, gender equality, and science and technology policy.