Research Interests: Mexican history; Nahua history and culture; decolonization; parteras; epistemological history of plant medicine; femme technology; history of childbirth; ritual and magic.
Gaby Baez received her AM in History of Science in November 2019. Her research focus is on reproductive medicine and female healers in Mexico. She is interested in the ways indigenous Nahua technologies of healing, plant medicine, and ritual sustained local communities and informed the development of medicine in Mexico. Gaby enjoys thinking about how social constructions of indigeneity, gender, and sexuality shaped systems of knowledge in regard to healing and ritual technologies in the late colonial to early modern period. Gaby is a proud Latinx single mother with big dreams to teach the history of what is now called Mexico from a decolonized perspective.
BA., MA., History, University of Oklahoma
AM., History of Science, Harvard