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

Mar 3, 2017Mar 4, 2017


Event Description


Painting of the Virgin of Guadalupe
Luis de Mena, Casta Painting of the Virgin of Guadalupe, 1750. Museo de America, Madrid.

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.

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