Juan Manuel Ramírez Velázquez
Graduate Student, Spanish
Juanma is a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Washington University in St. Louis. He specializes in colonial literature and cultural studies in the Iberian-Atlantic World. Juanma’s dissertation focuses on women, gender, space, and mobility during the sixteenth and seventeenth century in New Spain and Perú. He is also pursuing a certificate in Latin American Studies. In his last conference presentation at RMCLAS 2019, Juanma talked about two exemplary inquisitorial cases in New Spain’s very early decades where women had enough ideologic agency and freedom of movement to navigate a complex “early modern” world as they thought best. Juanma is also the current editorial assistant of the Revista de Estudios Hispánicos and the graduate student coordinator of Sigma Delta Pi at WashU.