Author: Kristin Brig-Ortiz

Kristin Brig-Ortiz (she/her) is a doctoral candidate in the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Her dissertation examines how municipal administrators and residents cooperated and conflicted over how to manage their clean and waste water in Cape Colony and Natal port cities, roughly between 1840 and 1910. More broadly, Kristin is interested in the intersections of public health, the environment, and technology in nineteenth-century British South Africa.