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Dr. Jannette Amaral-Rodriguez
Assistant Professor of Spanish

Faculty Research Award, Hampden-Sydney College, 2014

Summer Merit Award, Columbia University, 2009

Summer Research Fellowship, Columbia University, 2008

Faculty Fellowship, Columbia University, 2003-2004


“From the ‘Boj’ to Tlaxcala’s ‘Redondez’: The Making of a Political Island”. University of Richmond. February 10th, 2015.

“The Passing unto All Human Kind”: Columbus, Isis, and the Conquest of Mexico-Tenochtitlan in Descripción de la ciudad y provincia de Tlaxcala”. Democracy and Memory. XXXII International
Congress of the Latin American Studies Association. Chicago, IL. May 21-24, 2014.

“The Passing unto All Human Kind”: Columbus, Isis, and the Conquest of Mexico-Tenochtitlan in Descripción de la ciudad y provincia de Tlaxcala”. Amherst College. February 15th, 2014.

“Y si llega el hambre, ¿qué se comerá? ¿acaso tomines? ¿o acaso cacao?”: Mercantilización, religión y el surgimiento de un nuevo sujeto social en Tlaxcala (s. XVI)”. Towards a New Social
Contract? XXXI International Congress. Latin American Studies Association. Washington DC. May 29-June 1, 2013.

“Indigenous Geographical Narratives and the Invention of the New World”. Global Positioning Systems. 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. Toronto,
Canada. April 4-7, 2013.

“Geography, Measurement, and Conquest in 1580’s Tlaxcala: The Making of a Rhetorical Island”. Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. University of Chicago. January 18th, 2013.

“Ekphrasis and the Intimate Space of Power: Assessing an Imperial Cartography in Descripción de la ciudad y provincia de Tlaxcala (1581-1585)”. South West Council of Latin American
Studies 2011 Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico. March 10-13, 2011.

‘“En todo se hallaron los tlaxcaltecas”: Between Reducción and a Nomadic Itinerary of Conquest”. Early American Borderlands. Third Early Ibero/Anglo Americanists Summit. Flagler College. St.
Augustine, Florida. May 12-15, 2010.


“El Concilio de Trento y la representación de la santidad femenina en La perseguida triunfante de María de Zayas”. Ficciones legales: Ensayos sobre ley, retórica y narración. Ed. Carmen Rabell.
San Juan: Monografías del Maitén, 2007, 212-224.

Ph.D., Columbia University 2014
Latin American and Iberian Cultures
M.Phil., Columbia University 2007
M.A., Columbia University 2004
B.A., University of Puerto Rico 2002
Comparative Literature and History
Contact Information
Carole Weinstein International Center
(804) 484-1543
Areas of Expertise
16th and 17th century Hispanic colonial literatures and cultures
Visual studies and Mesoamerican cultural productions and manuscripts
Literary and cultural theory; (Post)colonial studies
Queer theory and seventeenth-century Spanish peninsular drama and poetry