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Rebeca Martinez

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Email    rmartnz165@g.ucla.edu
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Rebeca Martínez is a PhD Candidate specializing in the history of women in colonial Mexico. Her dissertation examines the relationship between women and bigamy from the 16th to the 18th century.

Field of Study

Latin America


Latin America - Gender; Race; Atlantic World


My research focuses on women in colonial Mexico. My doctoral dissertation examines how bigamous casta women (women of mixed race) challenged gendered, marital, and sexual norms from the sixteenth century to the eighteenth century. Broader research interests include race, gender, religion, sexuality, and the Enlightenment in New Spain (colonial Mexico) and the Atlantic World.

Grants and Awards

Graduate Research Mentorship (UCLA), Fall 2020-Spring 2021

Graduate Student Research Mentorship (UCLA), Summer 2020


Kevin Terraciano, Teofilo Ruíz, Katherine Marino, Fernando Perez-Montesinos 


B.A History and French Studies (2018), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 

M.A. History (2021), University of California, Los Angeles