Race and Religion in the Americas and the Atlantic World

A Conference in Honor of María Elena Martínez
Mar 3, 2017, 12:00 pmMar 4, 2017, 7:00 pm


Event Description

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, Princeton University

Kelsey Moss, Princeton University

Thomas Abercrombie, New York University:

Sylvester Johnson, Northwestern University:

Kelsey Moss, Princeton University:

Kathryn Gin Lum, Stanford University

Seth Perry, Princeton University

Jessica Fowler, CORPI Project, National Research Council of Spain,

Christina Lee, Princeton University

David Sartorius, University of Maryland

Victor Goldgel-Carballo, University of Wisconsin

Kirstie Dorr, University of California at San Diego

Margaret Newell, Ohio State University

Bianca Premo, Florida International University

Brett Hendrickson, Lafayette College


Pamela Voekel, Dartmouth University

Daniel Nemser, University of Michigan

Paul Ramirez, Northwestern University

Nicole Legnani, Princeton University

David Kazanjian, University of Pennsylvania and the Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton

Karen Graubart, University of Notre Dame

Anna More, University of Brasília

Marta Valentin Vicente, University of Kansas

Jennifer Scheper Hughes, University of California at Riverside

Ivonne del Valle, University of California at Berkeley

Sara Clarke Kaplan, University of California at San Diego

Jalane Dawn Schmidt, University of Virginia

Yesenia Barragan, Dartmouth University

Wallace Best, Princeton University


African American Studies, American Studies, The Center for the Study of Religion, The Council of the Humanities, Department of Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latin American Studies, Department of History, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Department of English, Department of Anthropology, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.