AIMEE DÁVILA HISEY


Aimee Dávila Hisey is an Instructor and PhD candidate in History of Science at Oregon State University. Specializing in viceregal history and more particularly in Mexico, she is interested in the history of medicine and the circulation of medical knowledge among practitioners in the face of historical adversities.

COURSES TAUGHT
HST 348: Indigenous Histories of Latin America
HST / REL 350: Early Latin America
HST 351: Modern Latin America

DISSERTATION RESEARCH
Currently, Hisey’s dissertation research centers on crypto-Jewish medical practitioners in the Spanish viceroyalties and their means of knowledge production and circulation in the context of the Holy Office of the Inquisition.

EDUCATION
2018 – present
PhD candidate | History of Science
2017
Master of Arts | Interdisciplinary Studies | History, Anthropology, Spanish Literature
Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching
2013
Bachelor of Arts | History

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Archival Theory
Crypto-Judaism
Early Modern Spain
Ethnohistory
Gender and sexuality
History of medicine
History of Mexico
History of surgery
Indigenous histories
Indigenous medicine and healing
Inquisition and ecclesiastical rhetoric
Judaizantes in Spanish viceroyalties
Limpieza de sangre
Marriage and illicit unions
Midwives
Modernity and progress
Public health and hygiene in Latin America
Spanish viceroyalties
Surgeon barbers