Jennifer Koshatka Seman

Dr. Jennifer Koshatka Seman currently teaches courses in Multicultural American history and Latin American history at Metropolitan State University of Denver where she is a Lecturer in History. Her research interests lie in the interaction between subaltern practices and institutional forms of power in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and the U.S. West and the ways in which race, gender, and spirituality inform this interaction.  Jennifer is the author of Borderlands Curanderos: The Worlds of Santa Teresa Urrea and Don Pedrito Jaramillo (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2021), her first book. Borderlands Curanderos about the “small worlds” of two Mexican faith healers, or curanderos, Santa Teresa Urrea and Don Pedrito Jaramillo, and how they informed the “larger worlds” of the turn-of-the-century when they crossed the border from Mexico to the United States and healed individual bodies as well as the larger social body, especially people of Mexican descent and Indigenous peoples, that faced with increasingly oppressive, exclusionary, and violent state power in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Jennifer received her doctorate in history from Southern Methodist University and has published her research in the journals Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses and Journal of the West in addition to presenting it at conferences for the Western Historical Association, Texas Historical Association, American Historical Association, and History of Science Society.