Maria do Mar Gago
Historian of science and technology interested in the global history of agricultural crops, particularly of coffee. Graduated in Biology, Master in History and Philosophy of Sciences and PhD in History, she has been working at the intersection of the history of science and technology, environmental history, colonial history and history of international relations. Her dissertation Robusta Empire: Coffee, Scientists and the Making of Colonial Angola (1898-1961)was supervised by Tiago Saraiva (Drexel University, US) and Staffan Mueller Wille (University of Exeter, UK). She has also been interested in the relationship between science and authoritarianism, concretely during the Estado Novo. She is associated editor of HoST – Journal of History of Science and Technology since 2018.