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 an edited book As If She Were Free: A Collective Biography of Women and Emancipation in the Americas (co-edited with Erica L. Bell and Terri L. Snyder).
Before coming to Rutgers, I was Associate Professor at Penn State and Assistant Professor of History at Miami University.
- Seijas, Tatiana. 2014. Asian Slaves in Colonial Mexico: From Chinos to Indians. Cambridge Latin American Studies Series. New York: Cambridge University Press.
~Winner of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize for 2014
- Seijas, Tatiana. 2016. "Asian Migrations to Latin America in the Pacific World, 16th – 19th Centuries." History Compass 14 (12):573–581.
- Seijas, Tatiana. 2016. "Inns, Mules, and Hardtack for the Voyage: The Local Economy of the Manila Galleon in Mexico." Colonial Latin American Review 25 (1):56-76.
- Seijas, Tatiana, and Pablo Miguel Sierra Silva. 2016. "The Persistence of the Slave Market in Seventeenth-Century Central Mexico." Slavery & Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies 37 (2):307-33.
- Seijas, Tatiana, and Jake Frederick. 2017. Spanish Dollars and Sister Republics: The Money That Made Mexico and the United States. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
- Schwartz, Stuart B., and Tatiana Seijas, eds. 2017. Victors and Vanquished: Spanish and Nahua Views of the Fall of the Mexica Empire. 2 ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's.
- Ferreira, Roquinaldo, and Tatiana Seijas. 2018. "The Slave Trade to Latin America: A Historiographical Assessment." In Afro-Latin American Studies: An Introduction, edited by Alejandro de la Fuente and George Reid Andrews. New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Seijas, Tatiana. 2018. "Social Order and Mobility in 16th- and 17th-Century Central Mexico." The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History.
- Seijas, Tatiana. 2019. "The Royal Road of the Interior in New Spain: Indigenous Commerce and Political Action." In The Oxford Handbook of Borderlands of the Iberian World, edited by Danna A. Levin Rojo and Cynthia Radding. New York: Oxford University Press.
- William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Bill and Rita Clements Senior Research Fellow, 2019-20
- The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 2018-19
- American Council of Learned Sciences, New York, NY
Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars at the National Humanities Center, 2016-17
I teach courses on the Pacific World, the History of Slavery, and Early Modern Americas