Nora Jaffary

Nora Jaffary

Associate Professor - Department of History - Concordia University
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Nora Jaffary is a historian whose research focuses on social and gender history in colonial and nineteenth-century Mexico. She is currently writing a history of child birth and birth control in Mexico from 1700-1900 which examines such issues as the adaptation of European medicine to the Mexican context, the persistence of pre-Columbian midwifery techniques, monstrous births, infanticide, and abortion. Jaffary received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2000. She regularly teaches classes on the colonial and modern history of Latin America.