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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


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


Areas of Expertise (5)

Latin American History

Cultural and Social History

Latin American Culture


Atlantic World


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



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 


Select Academic Articles (5)

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

University of New Mexico Press


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

Atlantic Studies

Cristina Soriano


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


Krisna Ruette-Orihuela, Cristina Soriano


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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


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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


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