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Haley Schroer


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

Haley Schroer

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Interests


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

Biography


Haley Schroer is a graduate student in colonial Latin American history. Her work examines the intersection of race and material culture, in particular the rise of socio-racial sumptuary legislation in Spanish American society. At the University of Texas, she works with Susan Deans-Smith and Ann Twinam.

Haley graduated with a B.A. with honors in History and Spanish, Summa Cum Laude, from Texas Christian University in May 2016. In August of the same year, she entered the Graduate School at the University of Texas at Austin and received her M.A. in History in May 2018. Her Master's Report, "'Scandalizing the Public': Clothing and Perception in Mexico City's Seventeenth-Century Inquisitorial Sumptuary Trials" (May 2018), evaluates dress restrictions against convicted crypto-Jews and the socio-political implications of such cases.