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Johns Hopkins University
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The history of medicine, science, and surgery; Mexico, Latin America, and the World; gender, race, and cultural studies; reproductive politics; the Catholic Enlightenment, political philosophy in history.
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About Me

Beginning in July 2019, I will be an assistant professor in the history of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University. My work examines religious, state, and popular struggles to influence sexual reproduction in Mexico between 1790 and 1940, with a particular emphasis on surgical interventions. This research has been published in Mexican Studies/Estudies Mexicanos and Endeavour, and has been supported by Fulbright, The National Science Foundation, the Foreign Language and Area Studies program, the Tinker Foundation, and a University Continuing Fellowship. I hold a B.A. in Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures from Michigan State University, with concentrations in Chicano/Latino Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and American Indian Studies.My M.A., awarded by UT Austin, is in Latin American Studies with concentrations in Anthropology and History.

Recent Publications

“‘If they are useful, why expel them?’ Las Hermanas de la Caridad and Religious Medical Authority in Mexico City Hospitals, 1861-1874.” Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos 33.3 (2017): 417-442.

“Pelvimetry and the persistence of racial science in obstetrics.” Endeavour 37 (2013): 21-28.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Latin America
Expertise by Chronology
4, 5, 8
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Medicine, Race, Religion, Science, Sexual Violence