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Rafaela Acevedo-FieldRafaela Acevedo-Field

Assistant Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4950
Fax: 509.777.None listed
Office Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall 210 F
Email: racevedo-field@whitworth.edu

Education

Ph.D., MA. University of California-Santa Barbara
B.A. University of California-Davis

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty

2011

Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Colonial Latin America; modern Latin America; late medieval and early modern Europe

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Served as a reviewer for Dissent in America (Pearson/Longman Publishing, 2005).

Presentations include: "Conversos, the Inquisition, and the Atlantic: A Portuguese Family's Quest for Status in Seventeenth-Century Mexico," at the Rocky Mountain Conference on Latin American Studies (2010); "The Role of Women in the Crypto-Jewish Community in Early Seventeenth-Century Mexico," at the annual Crypto-Jewish Symposium at the University of Texas A&M (2009); "Community Narratives and the Inquisition: Portuguese Conversas in Seventeenth-Century New Spain" at the Rocky Mountain Conference on Latin American Studies (2009); "'Let the Dead Rest,' the Post-Mortem Inquisition Case of Gaspar Méndez de Pineiro, Crypto-Jew in New Spain, 1642-1649," at the Rocky Mountain Conference on Latin American Studies (2008); "Gaspar Méndez de Pineiro: A Case Study of a Portuguese Jew Tried by the Inquisition in New Spain," at the Latin American and Iberian Studies Conference on Student Research, University of California-Santa Barbara (1999).

Member of the Conference on Latin American History (2006-present); member of the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies (2008-present).