Edward Anthony Polanco
- Latin America
- 16th and 17th-Centuries
- Indigenous People
- American Historical Association
- American Society for Ethnohistory
- Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies
- Ph.D., University of Arizona
- M.A., University of California, Riverside
- B.A., University of California, Riverside
Awards and Honors
- Fulbright-García Robles Research Grant (Mexico)
- Polanco, Edward Anthony. “‘I Am Just a Tiçitl’: Decolonizing Central Mexican Nahua Female Healers, 1535–1635.” Ethnohistory, vol. 65, no. 3, 2018, pp. 441-463, read.dukeupress.edu/ethnohistory/article/65/3/441/134949/I-Am-Just-a-Ticitl-Decolonizing-Central-Mexican.
- Polanco, Edward Anthony. “‘The Chamber of Your Virginity does not have a Price’: The Scientific Construction of the Hymen as an Indicator of Sexual Initiation in Eighteenth-Century Spain.” Footnotes: A Journal of History, vol. 1, 2017, pp. 67-88.
Current research: A book manuscript that examines 16th and 17th-century Nahua (an indigenous group of Mexico) healing ritual specialists in Central Mexico. This manuscript carefully analyzes the different ritual tasks women and men had in their communities, and how the Spanish authorities dealt with indigenous practitioners as they attempted to convert indigenous populations in New Spain.
For further information, please visit Professor Polanco's personal website.