Dr. Joël Floris

Dr. Joël Floris

Deputy Head at "Anthropometry and Historical Epidemiology" Group, and Senior Research Assistant at the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine, University of Zurich

Joël Floris was educated as a historian and worked as a PhD student at the Economics Department before becoming a postdoc at the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine. His expertise lies in the combination of research in economic/social history, historical demography, historical epidemiology, and digital humanities. Joël Floris combines different methodological approaches (historical systematic and critical analyses, quantitative and qualitative empirical research approaches in social sciences) to work with large datasets, and to contribute to research across disciplines. Joël Floris is also part of the Digital History Lab at the Department of History at the University of Zurich.