History Department
History Department

Christina Villarreal


M.A. in History, University of Texas at Austin

Christina Villarreal

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Interests


Spanish Borderlands, Colonial Latin America, Runaway Slaves, Immigration, Race and Ethnicity

Biography


Christina Marie Villarreal is a Ph.D. candidate in the field of colonial Latin American history. Her dissertation examines the political boundaries of northern New Spain and "border crossings" between Texas and Louisiana during the eighteenth century. Her research has received support from the Fulbright Program, Ford Foundation, SSRC-Mellon Mays Program, and the E.D. Farmer International Fellowship. Villarreal holds a B.A. in History and Visual & Dramatic Arts from Rice University. She earned her M.A. from UT-Austin where her master's report, "Colonial Border Control: Reconsidering Migrants and the Making of New Spain’s Northern Borderlands,” (supervised by Ann Twinam) won the 2015 Perry Prize for Best Master’s Thesis/Report. 

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