María Elena Díaz
|Affiliations||Latin American & Latino Studies, |
Chicano Latino Research Center
|Phone||831-459-2227 (office), |
|Web Site|| Maria Elena Diaz|
Teaching and Research Website: El Cobre, Cuba: Images, Voices, Histories.
|Office||540 Humanities 1|
|Office Hours||Spring 2017: TBA|
|Campus Mail Stop||Humanities Academic Services|
|1156 High Street|
Santa Cruz, CA
Atlantic world, colonial Latin America and the Caribbean, Cuba. Her research work is located at the intersections of history and anthropology, global and local history, macro and micro levels. Topics include: slavery and freedom; colonialism; legal, political, popular and religious cultures; social identities; race/ethnicity, gender and class.
Biography, Education and Training
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
- Copper Mining and Slavery in Colonial Cuba, 16th-19th centuries [in progress]
- "Race in Cuba: Essays on the Revolution and Racial Inequality," by Esteban Morales Dominguez, Book Review, in HAHR, May 2014, 94 (2).
- "Cuba: The Next Revolution?" Forum on Gates' PBS doc series "Black in LAtin America" in LACES, Vol. 8, No. 1, 83-87, 2013."Cuba: The Next Revolution?" Forum on Gates' PBS doc series "Black in LAtin America" in LACES, Vol. 8, No. 1, 83-87, 2013.
- "To Live as a Pueblo: A Contentious Endeavor," in Afro-Latino Voices: Narratives from the early modern Ibero-Atlantic World, 1550-1812, Kathryn McKnight and Leo Garofalo, eds. Hackett Publishing Co., 2009.
- "Conjuring Identities: Race, Nativeness, Local Citizenship and Royal Slavery in an Imperial Frontier (Revisiting El Cobre)," in A. Fisher and M. O'Hara, eds. Imperial Subjects: Race and Identity in Colonial Latin America. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009.
- "Babylon, Christianity and Republicanism in New World Slave Societies," in Latin American Research Review (LARR), Vol. 42:3, October 2007
- "Mining Women, Royal Slaves: Copper Mining in Colonial Cuba, 1670-1780" in Mercier, Laurie and Viskovatoff, Jaclyn G., eds. Mining Women: Gender in the Development of a Global Industry, 1700-2000. New York: Palgrave, 2006.
- "Writing Royal Slaves into Colonial Studies," in Rethinking the Past, Retrieving the Future/Repensando el pasado, recuperando el futuro, Verónica Salles-Reese, ed. Bogota: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. 2005.
- "Of Life and Freeedom in the (Tropical) Hearth: El Cobre, 1709-1773" Beyond Bondage: Free Women of Color in the Americas, The New Black Studies Series, D. B. Gaspar and D. Clark, eds. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2004
- "Beyond Tannenbaum," Law and History Review (LHR), Vol. 22, No. 2, Summer 2004
- "La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre: Rethinking Tradition and Identity." Cuba, the Elusive Nation: Interpretations of National Identity, D. Fernández and M. Cámara, eds. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2000. View PDF here.
- The Virgin, the King and the Royal Slaves of El Cobre: Negotiating Freedom in Colonial Cuba, 1670-1780. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2000. American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Humanities E-Book.
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- "Cultura política y periodismo popular en el México de principios de siglo: La prensa satírica para obreros" in Posada y la prensa ilustrada: signos de modernización y resistencias. México, D.F.: Museo Nacional de Arte, julio-octubre, 1996, pp. 89-101.
- "The Satirical Penny Press for Workers in Mexico, 1900-1910: A Case in the Politicization of Popular Culture." Journal of Latin American Studies 22 (October 1990), 497-526.
- "Cuba: The Next Revolution?" Forum on "Black in the Americas" Series, Journal LACES, March 2013
Courses TaughtHIS 11A, Latin America: Colonial Period
HIS 130, History of Modern Cuba (20th century)
HIS 131, Women in Colonial Latin America
HIS 132, History of the Caribbean: Colonial Period
HIS 190A, Slavery and Race in Latin America
HIS 190B, Race and the Nation in Latin America