Jessica is a doctoral candidate whose interests include gender, religion, and indigenous practices of Christianity, particularly in a comparative framework. In the spring of 2020, she will defend her dissertation, " 'Women of Our Nation": Gender, Race, and Christian Indian Identity in Mexico and the United States, 1753-1867," which analyzes the experiences of indigenous women in places like Oaxaca and Mexico City, Mexico, as well as Brothertown and Stockbridge in the United States. She has a BA in History from the University of Notre Dame (2008) and a Master's in Spanish and Latin American Linguistic, Cultural, & Literary Studies from NYU (2012). Her work has been supported by the American Academy of Franciscan History and P.E.O. International. For the academic year 2019-2020, she was awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship, and was also named an Honorary Dissertation Fellow by the Louisville Institute for the Study of American Christianity.
Graduate Student Bios
- Jessica Lauren Criales
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Current Research: Colonial Latin America, Early American History