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Rebecca Dufendach

Assistant Teaching Professor
Rebecca Dufendach

Assistant Teaching ProfessorRebecca Dufendach

Phone: 410-617-5681
Office: Humanities 323

Curriculum Vitae


Rebecca Dufendach received her PhD in History from the University of California, Los Angeles and her research focuses on Nahua and Spanish concepts of illness and health in sixteenth-century New Spain. She previously worked as a Research Specialist for the Getty Florentine Codex Project that enables unprecedented access to the Florentine Codex, an encyclopedic manuscript of early modern Mexico and Nahua knowledge. Her work contributes to the research of ethnohistorians who seek to recover Indigenous perspectives of historical events by reading different types of sources, including pictorial writing systems and Indigenous-language alphabetic texts. 


Latin American History, Mesoamerican Ethnohistory, Indigenous Languages of Latin America