Celia Crifasi

Position title: TA: History 201 with Professor Wandel

Email: crifasi@wisc.edu

Advisors: Lee Palmer Wandel and James Sweet

Celia Crifasi


My field of study is the early modern Iberian Atlantic. My research interests include Catholicism; health, healing, and medicine; women and gender; and food history.


M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., summa cum laude, Louisiana State University, 2017


  • Individual Plan of Study; European History/Latin American and Caribbean History

MA Title

  • “Breastmilk “with the necessary circumstances”: Bodily Fluids and Wet-Nursing in Eighteenth-Century Madrid”

Working Dissertation Title

  • “Kinship beyond Affinity: Breastmilk and Blood Unions in the Spanish Atlantic World”

Selected Awards

  • 2020-2021: Fulbright U.S. Student Program Finalist – Spain
  • 2020: Departmental Early Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2019: Kate Everest Levi Second-Year Paper Prize
  • 2017-2018: Helen Firstbrook Franklin Fellowship in Latin American Studies