Race and Religion in the Americas and the Atlantic World: A Conference in Honor of María Elena Martínez

Event date: 
March 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to March 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
Co-Sponsored by: 
African American Studies, American Studies, Center for the Study of Religion, Council of the Humanities, Dept of Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latin American Studies, Dept of History, Spanish & Portuguese, English, Anthropology, and PIIRS

This conference is in honor of the late historian, María Elena Martinez, whose work and influence crossed disciplinary, regional, and temporal borders. An area of her scholarship that has had a particularly broad impact has been rethinking the history of race and racialization in the Americas and the Atlantic World through her focused work on the Iberian empire and colonial Mexico. The program is envisioned as a way of bringing together scholars in time periods, geographical areas, and fields of study that have been impacted by Martinez’ work to reflect on the intersections of race, religion, gender, and colonialism. We will gather for two days of panel presentations, discussion, and conviviality, with the goal of imagining new questions and perspectives for our work, within a hemispheric and Atlantic World context.

Jessica Delgado
Area of Interest: 
Race & Ethnicity
Latin America and the Caribbean
North America
15th & 16th Centuries
17th & 18th Centuries
19th Century