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Jorge Delgadillo Nunez

Jorge E. Delgadillo Núñez is a PhD candidate at Vanderbilt University with research interests in Colonial Mexico, the African Diaspora, and the Atlantic World. His dissertation explores identity change, and social stratification in Mexico, with a focus on Guadalajara from 1660 to 1860. More particularly, his project tries to uncover the historical roots of Mexico’s neglect of its African heritage. His research has been funded by a Tinker Summer Award (2016), and a James R. Scobie Award, granted by the Conference of Latin American History (2017). He has authored a chapter in an edited book (University of Guadalajara, 2016), a forthcoming article for Historia Mexicana (2019), and reviews in Mexican journals (Letras Históricas, 2011; and Historia Mexicana, forthcoming, 2018). Jorge is also a team member of the Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies Database, where he has had the opportunity to transcribe 16th, 17th, and 18th, century documents. His advisor is Jane Landers, and he also works closely with professors Edward Wright-Ríos and Celso T. Castilho.