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Rebeca Martinez

Current/Former HGSA Member

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Email    rmartnz165@g.ucla.edu
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Field of Study

Latin America


Latin America - Race; Religion; Atlantic World; Sexuality


In my current research, I study how eighteenth-century Bourbon politics in New Spain changed race, religion and sexuality among everyday people. I am interested in legal, intellectual, and administrative discussions that impacted the way castas, different racial groups, with particular focus on indigenous people and people of African descent, interacted with one another, setting the tone for the modern period. I am interested in cultural collaborations across peoples of different ethnicities and the overall control colonial legislatures could impart on spaces of cultural transfusion.


B.A History and French Studies (2018), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign