About Edward Polanco
Edward is now a faculty member in the Department of History at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA). His research focuses on Nahua people (an indigenous group) in Central Mexico. By using evidence from colonial documents written in Spanish and Nahuatl (spoken by Nahua people) his investigation offers new perspectives on Nahua ritual knowledge and probes the elaborate role women played as healing ritual specialists in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Please visit www.eapolanco.com for more information.
Areas of Study
Colonial Latin America, Indigenous Religions and Cultures, Health and Gender in Modern Latin America