Research Interests: Early modern medicine; gender and the body; history of the book.
Christina completed her dissertation on the history of madness and its institutionalization in colonial Mexico which examines the rise of New Spain’s first hospital for the mad. This project reflects a longstanding preoccupation with colonial hospitals as sites for the study of cross-cultural exchange, the intersection of medical and religious practice, and patient experience in Spanish America. More broadly, she is interested in the social and cultural history of colonial and 19th century Latin America, early modern Spain, and the Atlantic World; the history of race and gender; and the history of the body and sexuality.
BA., University of California, Davis
MA., Duke University
PhD., History of Science, Harvard University