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Elizabeth A O'Brien

Elizabeth A O'Brien

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Biography

Elizabeth O'Brien is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at UT Austin. Her dissertation examines Church, State, and popular struggles to control reproduction in Mexico between 1800 and 1936, with a particular emphasis on surgical interventions. O’Brien’s research has been supported by Fulbright, The National Science Foundation, the Foreign Language and Area Studies program, the Department of History at UT Austin, and the Tinker Foundation. She holds a BA in Professional Writing from Michigan State University, with concentrations in Chicano/Latino Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and American Indian Studies. Her 2012 MA, awarded by UT Austin, is in Latin American Studies with concentrations in Anthropology and History. 

Interests

18, 19, and 20C Mexico, Latin America and the World, the history of science, gender, race, performance and cultural studies, medical epistemology and medical culture, reproduction
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