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Jorge Delgadillo Nunez

Jorge Delgadillo is a PhD candidate and Gordon Fellow at the Department of History, working under the direction of Jane Landers and Edward Wright Ríos. He is interested in the interlocking histories of Afro-descendants, slavery, and race in Mexico and the Atlantic world at large. His doctoral dissertation is a longue-durée study of the emergence, transformations, and disappearance of the identities and colonial social categories associated with African ancestry in Guadalajara. He is also a team member of the Slave Societies Digital Archive, for which he has transcribed colonial Latin American documents, and is co-director of a digitalization project of the Archive of the Sagrario Parish of Guadalajara, that will be soon accessible through the SSDA website.

Jorge’s research has been generously funded by a Tinker summer research award through the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt, a James Scobie Award from the Conference in Latin American History, a Lapidus Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, and a Summer Research Award from the College of Arts and Science.

He has presented his work at important venues such as Secolas, LASA, and the XV Encuentro internacional de historiadores de Mexico. This year his work was chosen for the Mark Claster Mamolen Dissertation Workshop at Harvard University. His book reviews and articles have been published by The Americas, El Colegio de Mexico, and the University of Guadalajara.