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Fernando Serrano



Contact Information

Email    fernandoserrano@ucla.edu
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Fields of Study

Latin American History; Ethnohistory; Colonial Mexican History; Michoacán and Guanajuato

Research

In my research I consider the impact of silver mining in colonial Guanajuato on the indigenous cummunities that provided the labor force for the mines. In particular, I consider the participation of workers from Purépecha communities in Michoacan.

Grants and Awards

Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (UCLA, 2012)Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (UCLA, 2011)Summer FLAS Fellowship (UCLA, 2011)Cota-Robles Fellowship (UCLA, 2010-1015)FLAS Fellowship (SDSU, 2009-2010)State University Grant (SDSU, 2009)Student Equity Grant (SDSU, 2009)

Conference Presentations

2011\Silver Mining in Colonial Guanajuato: Indigenous Responses to the Repartimiento Labor Draft.\" Second Conference on Ethnicity, Race and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean (November, 2011)\"The Environmental Impact of Silver Extraction in Colonial New Spain: A Synthetic Analysis.\" UCLA History Plus Conference (October, 2011).\"Silver Mining in Colonial Guanajuato: Indigenous Responses to the Repartimiento Labor Draft.\" Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies Conference (October, 2011).2010

Degrees

Ph.D. in History, UCLA, in progress.M.A. in Latin American Studies, SDSU, 2010.B.A. in Philosophy, French Minor, SDSU, 2005.