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Harvard University
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History of Medicine, Mexico, midwives, plant medicine, healing and ritual, indigenous technology, femme technology, witchcraft, religion, race and identity
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PhD student at Harvard University, History of Science. Latina, single mother historian. I study the history of female healers and their relationships to authoritative sciences in Mexico. I focus on race and gender in the context of healing, ritual, and religion. I am interested in the epistemological history of plant medicine and the ways specific communities experienced wellness through an examination of gendered and indigenous (mainly Nahua) technologies of healing. I have experience working with Mexican Inquisition documents and I love to do paleography and translation of documents. My Master’s thesis was about midwives in 18th-Century Mexico.

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Expertise by Geography
Latin America
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century, 19th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Environment, Family, Gender, Medicine, Race, Religion, Science, Sexuality, Technology, Women