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A Book Launch with Nora Jaffary: Reproduction and Its Discontents in Mexico: Childbirth and Contraception from 1750 to 1905

Start Date and Time:

Monday, March 6, 2017, 12:00PM

End Date and Time:

Monday, March 6, 2017, 2:00PM


Prof. Nora Jaffary (Associate Professor Of History, Concordia University)

The Latin American Studies program and the Department of History at the University of Toronto are proud to invite you to a Luncheon Series Book Presentation

Nora Jaffary will discuss virginity, conception and pregnancy, contraception and abortion, infanticide, monstrous births, and obstetrics and gynecology in colonial Mexico, based on research conducted for her new book: "Reproduction and Its Discontents in Mexico: Childbirth and Contraception from 1750 to 1905" (UNC Chapel Hill, 2016)

About the Presenter
Nora Jaffary is Associate Professor of History at Concordia University in Montreal, whose research focuses on social and gender history in colonial and nineteenth-century Mexico. Her book, "Reproduction and Its Discontents in Mexico: Childbirth and Contraception from 1750 to 1905", examines the persistence of pre-Columbian midwifery, monstrous births, infanticide, abortion and the emergence of Mexican obstetrics was published in the fall of 2016 with UNC-Chapel Hill Press. Dr. Jaffary received her Ph.D. in Latin American History from Columbia University in 2000. She has previously published a monograph on the Mexican inquisition's investigation of popular religious practices, "False Mystics: Deviant Orthodoxy in Colonial Mexico", a volume of essays treating the comparative colonization of the Americas, "Gender, Race, and Religion in the Colonization of the Americas", and a collection of primary sources in translation, "Mexican History: A Primary Source Reader", co-edited with Edward Osowski and Susie Porter.

PLEASE NOTE: A light lunch will be served to those who register before the deadline. As this is a catered event, we kindly request that you honour your registration. Everyone is welcome!


  • Latin American Studies
  • Department of History

Contact Information

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