Academia

About:

I hold a Ph.D. in History from New York University, where I focused on Spain and Colonial Latin America. I defended my dissertation, Basques in the Atlantic World: Race-Thinking and Collective Identity in Potosí and the Basque Country, 1545-1699 in September 2018.

I graduated with Honors from Swarthmore College, where I was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. I am a native bilingual in Spanish and English and have lived and studied in Spain and Latin America. Before graduate school, I taught at a farm-based education program in upstate New York, and later taught middle and elementary school Spanish.

Selected Fellowships:

  • Public Humanities Fellowship, New York Council for the Humanities (Fall 2016-Spring 2017)
  • Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources, Council on Library and Information Resources (Summer 2014-Spring 2015)
  • Bernadotte Schmitt Research Grant, American Historical Association (Summer 2014)
  • New York University McCracken Fellowship (2011-2017)

Contact information:

Emma Adelaida Otheguy
emma [dot] otheguy [at] gmail [dot] com

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