Mariana Sarkis Olson

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Email: sarkisolson@wisc.edu

Website: Website

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Advisor: Pablo Gomez

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Biography

I study Latin America and early modern Iberia history, with an emphasis on the colonial period in New Spain. I focus on combining areas of research, such as Colonialism, histories of Christianity, history of moral theology, family history, legal history, and Atlantic history. My first focus is on understanding, in a comparative way, how civil and ecclesiastical justice regulated families and their cultural and moral customs between the Habsburgs and Bourbons periods in Mexico. I find that one aspect for understanding such intervention is through the crime of amancebamiento. I place this topic in my research by examining judicial processes from Real Audiencia and Tribunal Eclesiástico. My research interests also include the relationship between Spanish and Portuguese America by exploring how knowledge of normativity was produced in these societies in the early modern period.

Education

M.A. History (Early Modern and Latin America), Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Brazil, 2019
B.A. History, Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Brazil, 2016

Field

  • Latin American & Caribbean History

 MA Title

  • Tratados de Perfeição Sacerdotal: moral e comportamentos eclesiásticos na Nova Espanha e Peru (séculos XVI-XVII).

Selected Publications

  • La alteza de este ministerio es la mayor que hay en la tierra: El perfil moral del clero secular en México, siglo XVI y XVII. In: Dino León Fernández; Eliseo Huamantica Gómez (Org.). Estudios Iberoamericanos, siglos XVI-XVIII. Ed: Lima, Fondo Editorial, 2022, v. 1, p. 50-560.
  • A moral cristã de ponta-cabeça: uma herança de vigilância e negação. In: Leonardo Alvarenga, Luís Henrique da Costa Leão (Org.). Evangélicos (a)s de ponta-cabeça: fragmentos de “uma história do presente”. 1ed. São Paulo: Editora Recriar, 2021.

Selected Awards

  • Universidade Federal Fluminense, Department of History, CNPQ Fellowship Recipient (Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development). 2017 – 2019.
  • Universidade Federal Fluminense, Department of History, CNPQ Fellowship Recipient (Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development) 2015 – 2016.
  • PIBIC Scholarship Recipient (Institutional Scientific Initiation Scholarship Program) 2014 – 2015.
  • UFF Award “Vasconcelos Torres of Science and Technology” – 3rd place in the field of Human Sciences – 2016.
  • UFF Award “Vasconcelos Torres of Science and Technology” – 3rd place in the field of Human Sciences – 2015.

Professional Affiliations

  • Companhia das Índias (UFF) – Research Group of Iberian and Colonial History in the Early Modern Era.
  • Brazilian Historians in the United States (BRAHUS).