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Reclaiming Curanderismo: Mexican American Folk Healing and Community in New Mexico
JOIN US IN CELEBRATING HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH WITH A PRESENTATION BY CHANTEL RODRIGUEZ
For centuries, Mexican Americans living in the US-Mexico border region have practiced folk and religious healing (curanderismo). This presentation will explore curanderismo as a practice distinct from western medicine and detail the actions of the diverse New Mexican community as it embarks on a bold act of resistance to reclaim curanderismo.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Chantel Rodríguez, Assistant Professor of History, University of Maryland College Park received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Minnesota in 2013 with a specialization in twentieth-century transnational U.S. history. Her areas of research interest are U.S.-Mexico labor relations, political economy, occupational health, and citizenship.
Before joining the History faculty at the University of Maryland, Professor Rodríguez was a Smithsonian Latino Studies Fellow in 2012 and spent the 2013-2015 academic years as the Miller Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Maryland.
This program is appropriate for ages 18 and above. An invitation to join this virtual talk will be sent to participants one day prior to the event . Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.