March 13, 2019
by Sean Mannion
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Interview with Rajeshwari Dutt, author of “Loyal Subjects at Empire’s Edge: Hispanics in the Vision of a Belizean Colonial Nation, 1882–1898”

Rajeshwari Dutt is an assistant professor of history at the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi. She researches the histories of Yucatán, Belize, and the Mosquito Shore in the nineteenth century. Her first monograph, Maya Caciques in Early National Yucatán (University more »

November 21, 2018
by Sean Mannion
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Interview with Fidel J. Tavárez, author of “Colonial Economic Improvement: How Spain Created New Consulados to Preserve and Develop Its American Empire, 1778–1795”

Fidel J. Tavárez is a scholar of the Spanish Atlantic, focused on issues of political economy, Enlightenment, and imperial reforms during the eighteenth century. He completed a PhD in history at Princeton University (2016). For the 2018–19 academic year, he more »

November 14, 2018
by Sean Mannion
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Interview with Matthew Butler and Kevin D. Powell, authors of “Father, Where Art Thou? Catholic Priests and Mexico’s 1929 Relación de Sacerdotes”

Matthew Butler is an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of numerous publications on the history of the Cristero movement and of Catholicism in Mexico and is currently more »

October 3, 2018
by Sean Mannion
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Interview with Adrian Masters, author of “A Thousand Invisible Architects: Vassals, the Petition and Response System, and the Creation of Spanish Imperial Caste Legislation”

Adrian Masters is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Historical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He is coauthoring a monograph with Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, tentatively entitled The Radical Spanish Empire (Harvard University Press, forthcoming). You can read his new article more »

August 29, 2018
by Sean Mannion
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Interview with Lina Del Castillo, author of “Entangled Fates: French-Trained Naturalists, the First Colombian Republic, and the Materiality of Geopolitical Practice, 1819–1830”

Lina Del Castillo is assistant professor of history and Latin American studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is author of Crafting a Republic for the World: Scientific, Geographic, and Historiographic Inventions of Colombia (University of Nebraska Press, more »

August 15, 2018
by Sean Mannion
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Interview with Joshua Frens-String, author of “Communists, Commissars, and Consumers: The Politics of Food on the Chilean Road to Socialism”

Joshua Frens-String is an assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently writing a history of food, consumption, and revolution in twentieth-century Chile. You can read his new article “Communists, Commissars, more »

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