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Christopher Valesey

Christopher Valesey
108 Weaver Building
University Park , PA 16802

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  1. MA in History, U. Albany, 2015
  2. BA in Adolescent Education and History, SUNY Cortland, 2013


I am a student of colonial Latin American history with an emphasis on sixteenth century Central Mexico and Nahuatl. My dissertation, titled "Managing the Herd: Nahuas and Livestock in Sixteenth-Century New Spain", treats Nahuas’ relations with European livestock as one of the most important aspects of their connection to the early Spanish colonial state and a primary channel of socio-cultural exchange. I have served as a research assistant, a teaching assistant in introductory US and Global courses, and I am currently an editorial assistant for the Hispanic American Historical Review.

Specialty Interests:

Sixteenth-century Mexico


Human-animal relatiionships

Dissertation Chair(s):

Matthew Restall & Martha Few
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