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Haley Schroer


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

Haley Schroer

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Colonial Latin American History, Race and Society, Visual and Material Culture

Biography


Haley Schroer is a Ph.D. candidate in colonial Latin American history. Her work focuses on the intersection of race and material culture in colonial Latin America. In particular, her dissertation examines the rise of racialized clothing laws in the Spanish Empire throughout the seventeenth century. Her research has received support from the Fulbright Program, The Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship Program, and The Conference on Latin American History’s James R. Scobie Award. 

Schroer received a B.A. in History and Spanish, Summa Cum Laude, from Texas Christian University in 2016. She earned her M.A. from UT-Austin in May 2018 where her master's report, "'Scandalizing the Public': Clothing and Perception in Mexico City's Seventeenth-Century Inquisitorial Sumptuary Trials" won the 2019 Perry Prize for Best Master’s Thesis/Report. She is currently completing her dissertation under the direction of Susan Deans-Smith and Ann Twinam.