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First Name
Last Name
Duke University
Website URL
History of medicine, history of public health, Indigenous healing, Kiowa history, American Indian history, spatial history
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Personal Info

About Me

I am a teacher, an organizer, and a southerner. I have a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, each from the University of Alabama (#rolltide). I’m invested in learning and teaching the history of local people and places to make myself and others better neighbors.

As a PhD Candidate at Duke University, I study healing in modern history. My dissertation recovers medicine’s role as a key site of contestation between Indigenous people, settlers, and the U.S. government between 1880 and 1934. I argue that Kiowas, members of a tribal nation of the Great Plains, used both Indigenous and Western healing practices to sustain and reconstitute their communities through this era of settler occupation.


Recent Publications

Hauger, Jessica. “Colonial Politics are Reproductive Politics: A Review of Brianna Theobald’s Reproduction on the Reservation: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Colonialism in the Long Twentieth Century.” Nursing Clio, November 26, 2019.

Hauger, Jessica. “Carr, the Confederacy and Conversations Ongoing.” The Abusable Past, October 29, 2019.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Gender, Indigenous Peoples, Local & Regional, Medicine, Race, Religion, Rural & Agrarian History, Women