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Christos Lynteris

Visiting Scholar (Mai 2022-Jun 2022)

Prof. Dr.

Christos Lynteris is Professor of Medical Anthropology at the University of St Andrews. He has pioneered the field of the anthropology of zoonosis, working on diseases that spread from animals to humans in a number of projects funded by the ERC, UKRI/MRC, and the Wellcome Trust. He is also a leading world authority on the history of the third plague pandemic, particularly in relation to the epistemology of plague. Professor Lynteris is currently researching historical and ethnographic aspects of human-rat relations and rat-borne diseases. He is the PI of the six-year Wellcome Trust funded project The Global War Against the Rat and the Epistemic Emergence of Zoonosis and Co-I of the UKRI/MRC funded project Developing Effective Rodent Control Strategies to Reduce Disease Risk in Ecologically and Culturally Diverse Rural Landscapes.

He was the PI for the ERC funded project Visual Representations of the Third Plague Pandemic (Cambridge/St Andrews) between 2013-2018. He is the author and editor/co-editor of eleven books and his most recent monograph is titled Visual Plague: The Emergence of Epidemic Photography (MIT Press, 2022).


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“The Global War Against the Rat and the Epistemic Emergence of Zoonosis” in China


Selected Publications

Lynteris, Christos (2016). Ethnographic Plague: Configuring Disease on the Chinese-Russian Frontier. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Lynteris, Christos (2018). “Plague Masks: The Visual Emergence of Anti-Epidemic Personal Protection Equipment.” Medical Anthropology 37 (6): 442–457.

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Lynteris, Christos (2019). Human Extinction and the Pandemic Imaginary. London: Routledge. .

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Engelmann, Lukas and Christos Lynteris (2020). Sulphuric Utopias: A History of Maritime Fumigation . Inside Technology. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

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Lynteris, Christos (2022). Visual Plague: The Emergence of Epidemic Photography. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

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