Jessica Hauger
Student

I am a PhD Candidate studying health and healing in the modern world. My dissertation, "Medicine for Generations: Healing Work in Kiowa Communities, 1875-1934," argues that Kiowas, members of a Great Plains tribal nation, used both Indigenous and Western healing practices to sustain and reconstitute their communities through this era of settler occupation. My primary advisor is Margaret Humphreys.

I am currently the Co-Chair of the History Graduate Student Association. 

Current Research Interests

  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era United States
  • Kiowa and Indigenous Studies
  • Cross-cultural medical encounters
  • Infectious disease
  • Nursing
  • Federal Indian Law and Policy
  • Spatial history and historical geography

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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