People

  • Portrait (head shot photo)
  • Tatiana Seijas
  • Associate Professor of History
  • Degree: PhD, Yale University, New Haven, CT (Sep 2002 - Dec 2008)
  • Additional Degree(s): MA, Columbia University, New York, NY (May 2001), BA, Columbia College, New York, NY (May 1995)
  • Specialty: Early Modern Global History, Pacific World, and Latin America
  • Email: tatiana.seijas@rutgers.edu
  • Office: 219 Van Dyck Hall: on research leave, 2020-21
  • Research Interests: Early Modern economics; Pacific World; Philippine Islands; Mexico; Slavery; Iberian Empires; Borderlands; 19th-century US-Mexico relations

Biography

As a historian, I aim to cross historiographical and geographical frontiers and to reconstruct the everyday experiences of people who were born without the privileges of power. I want to include their stories in the historical narratives of the "early modern" period and nineteenth century, when Indigenous peoples around the world confronted European colonialism.

Among my current projects is a monograph titled Global Mexico City in the Seventeenth Century, and a longer work titled First Routes: Indigenous Trade and Travel in North America.

Before coming to Rutgers, I was Associate Professor at Penn State and Assistant Professor of History at Miami University.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Recent Fellowships

Courses

I teach courses on the history of the Pacific World, Slavery and Freedom, and the Early Modern Americas.

Read student projects completed in my undergraduate seminars: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wd5v1fvha8my65p/AABVhX0dwSF_sNWynK83DGDma?dl=0