Marí­a Elena Dí­az

TitleAssociate Professor
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentHistory Department
AffiliationsLatin American & Latino Studies,
Chicano Latino Research Center
Phone831-459-2227 (office),
831-459-1924 (message)
Web Site Maria Elena Diaz
Teaching and Research Website: El Cobre, Cuba: Images, Voices, Histories.
Office540 Humanities 1
Office HoursFall 2017: TBD
Campus Mail StopHumanities Academic Services
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
Marí­a Elena Dí­az

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

Courses Taught

HIS 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