Eleonora Poggio

Eleonora Poggio

Department of Cultural Sciences Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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I investigate migration, social categorization, membership regimes, and identification in colonial Latin America. In my research, I have also dealt with the formation of an association between foreigners and Protestant heresy in colonial Mexico as well as simulation strategies and ways of resistance. I have predominantly worked on tracing how the foreigner category was shaped during the 16th and 17th centuries.

I hold a Ph.D. in History from Pablo de Olavide University in Seville, Spain, 2016 (financed by CSIC, the Spanish National Research Council). My dissertation was about Dutch and German labor and merchant migration in colonial Mexico.

I have a project about economic warfare, where I research economic reprisals against European foreigners in the Spanish colonies during the 17th century (financed by VR, the Swedish Research Council). I have also been granted a new VR project on the effects of State action on social categorization processes in colonial Latin America. I also collaborate on the project Imperial Expansion and Intercultural Diplomacy: Treaty-making in Southeast Asia, c. 1750-1920.

I have recently published my first monograph Comunidad, pertenencia, extranjería. El impacto de la migración laboral y mercantil de la Región del Mar del Norte en Nueva España, 1550-1640 (Leuven University Press, 2022), where I studied the central role played by labour and mercantile migration from the North Sea region in the viceroyalty of New Spain during a critical period in the formation of colonial societies in Latin America.


Article in journal (Refereed)

Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)

Chapter in book (Refereed)

Chapter in book (Other academic)

Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other academic) (Other academic)