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School of History, Philosophy and Culture
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+44 (0)1865 483698
Headington Campus, Tonge Block,T324
Marius Turda is Director of the Centre for Medical Humanities.
Originally from Maramures, Marius has been teaching at Oxford Brookes since 2005. He is the founder director of the Cantemir Institute at the University of Oxford (2012-2013) and founder of the Working Group on the History of Eugenics and Race (HRE), established in 2006.
Death, Disease and Doctors: Medicine and Society [Year 1]
This module engages with the changing nature of medical ideas and practices, and their role in shaping policy and behaviour and our understanding of modern society.
The Making of the Modern World: Brave New Worlds: Evolution and its Discontents [Year 2]
This module explores the history of evolutionary ideas and how they’re applied to society and politics.
On Race and Racism [Year 3]
This module places the history of race and the development of racism in a global perspective.
Engineering Society: Eugenics and Biopolitics in Europe, 1860-1945
This module examines the legacies of eugenics, racism and biopolitics.
Dr Turda has supervised and continues to supervise BA, MA and PhD dissertations on various aspects of the history of eugenics and race.
My current research interests are in the history of eugenics, race and racism.
Professor Turda is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Fellow of the Galton Institute and a member of the Academia Europaea.
Current funding include an award from Public History Project and one from the Open Society Foundation, administered by the Royal Institution of Great Britain.
For details on my current research project please visit:
For my podcasts on the history of eugenics, race and racism see:
Series edidor of CEU Studies in the History of Medicine