Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
May Sanchez
University of Michigan
Website URL
digital humanities, public scholarship, Latino studies, reproduction, healthcare, women, American West, folk medicine, curanderismo, video games, museums
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Personal Info

About Me

I am a PhD student at the University of Michigan. My work examines Latinx folk medicine in the twentieth-century American West, women’s health, and reproduction and includes digital approaches to scholarship and public engagement. I currently work for the Sterilization and Social Justice Lab at the University of Michigan as a Research Assistant and as a Digital Content Specialist for the Smithsonian Latino Center.

Recent Publications

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

“Quest for the Cities of Gold,” Mobile Media Learning: Innovation and Inspiration, ETC Press, 2015;



“The Hog Squeal of the Universe: Matanzas as a Personal Celebration of Food, Culture, and Family,” Edible, Early Summer 2017, 30 May 2017


Blog Posts

“Inclusive Health Services for Women: More than Just Tote Bags,” Nursing Clio, 22 March 2017;

“Press Start to Begin: How Historians Can Apply Their Work in a Non-Academic Setting,” AHA Today, 2 July 2015;

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Medicine, Museums, Public History, Race, Women