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Folk Healing, Curanderismo and the Practice of Biomedicine Conference, 2015-04

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Scope and Contents

Faculty partner Servando Z. Hinojosa (Tulane University, 1999 PhD Cultural Anthropology) served as Interim Curator of the Border Studies Archive during the 2014-2015 academic year and co-organized the conference "Folk Healing, Curanderismo and the Practice of Biomedicine," which commemorated the 1970s curanderismo project Proyecto Comprender, in April 2015.

Interviewees reflect on the history and practice of curanderismo and include talks with Maria Diaz, Michael Gonzalez, Danielle Lopez, Yadira Lopez, Eileen Mattei, Maricelia Solis.


  • Creation: 2015-04


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Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian

Repository Details

Part of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Special Collections and Archives, Edinburg Campus Repository

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