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Cristina Soriano, PhD - Villanova University. Villanova , PA, US

Cristina Soriano, PhD Cristina Soriano, PhD

Associate Professor of History | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences | Villanova University

Villanova , PA, UNITED STATES

Cristina Soriano, PhD, studies the history of media & communication and transmission of knowledge and information in Colonial Latin America.

Social

Areas of Expertise (5)

Latin American History

Cultural and Social History

Latin American Culture

Venezuela

Atlantic World

Biography

Dr. Soriano's research has focused on the analysis of dynamics of circulation of information, social networks, and political mobilization in Venezuela and the Spanish Caribbean during the Age of the Revolutions (1780-1830). Her newest project explores the history of Trinidad and the ways inter-imperial dynamics in the 19th century affected the lives of the people on the Island. Dr. Soriano can also discuss how people can deal with and access the media in Venezuela, her home country, through all of the turmoil. Additional research interests include the Atlantic World, the Spanish Caribbean and historical anthropology, cultural and social history.

Education (3)

New York University: PhD

New York University: MA

Universidad Central de Venezuela: BA

Select Accomplishments (2)

Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar Award

Latin American and Iberian Institute, 2015

Postdoctoral Seminar

Cultural Encounters: Global Perspectives and Local Exchange, 1750-1940. (Summers 2013 & 2014)

Affiliations (5)

  • Director, Latin American Studies Program, Villanova University
  • American Historical Association
  • Conference on Latin American History
  • Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies
  • Latin American Studies Association

Select Media Appearances (1)

Venezuelan Crisis

PODvenezuela  

2017-10-08

In this episode, Cristina Soriano presents the crisis Venezuela is currently going through. Health, education, violence and fake news. The numbers you need to know and what can you do to be more informed about Venezuela.

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Research Grants (1)

Faculty Research and Development Grant

Villanova University 

2017

Select Academic Articles (5)

Tides of Revolution: Information, Insurgencies, and The Crisis of Colonial Rule in Venezuela (forthcoming) University of New Mexico Press

2018

“A true vassal of the King”: Pardo literacy and political identity in Venezuela during the age of revolutions Atlantic Studies

Cristina Soriano

2017

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Remembering the Slave Rebellion of Coro: Historical Memory and Politics in Venezuela Ethnohistory

Krisna Ruette-Orihuela, Cristina Soriano

2016

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Revolutionary Voices: The Presence of Visitors, Fugitives and Prisoners from the French Caribbean in Venezuela Storia e Futuro, Rivista di Storia e Storiografia

2012

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La Esclavitud en la Obra de Acosta Saignes: Estudios Subalternos y el problema de construir las historias del otro Revista Venezolana de Economía y Ciencias Sociales

2010

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