Viviana Diaz Balsera

Professor

Phone:
(305) 284-4858 x7222
Locator Code:
4650

 
Career

Education

1989Ph.D. Yale University
1977B.A. University of Texas at Austin

Honors & Acknowledgements

Fellowships

University of Miami. Provost’s Research Award. Award in Arts and Humanties. Summer 2015.

Center for the Humanities Research Fellowship. University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences: AY 2013-2014.

Florida 2013 Initiative Grant, The Florida Humanities Council, in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences Center for the Humanities Grant funds conference for “ Florida at the Crossroads: Five Hundred Years of Encounters, Conflicts and Exchanges.”

University of Miami. Provost’s Research Award. Award in Arts and Humanties to work in my book Guardians of Idolatry: Conserving Gods, Angels and Demons in Seventeenth Century Colonial Mexico. Summer 2015.

University of Miami: Max Orovitz Summer Award in Arts and Humanties to work in my book “Guardians of Idolatry: the Conservation of a Mesoamerican Marvelous Domainin ColonialMexico.”Summer2007.

University of Miami: Max Orovitz Summer Award in Arts and Humanities to work in my book “The Pyramid Under the Cross: Franciscan Discourses of Colonization and the Emergence of the Nahua Christian Subject in Sixteenth-century Mexico.” Summer 2000.

University of Miami: Max Orovitz Summer Award in Arts and Humanities to do research on sixteenth-century Franciscan textual production for and about the spiritual conquest of Mexico in Mexico, D.F. Summer 1995

Research

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Cultural Studies | Early Modern Transatlantic Epistemologies | Colonial and Borderland Studies | Indigenous Studies | Postcolonial Studies

Publications

Eds. Adrienne L. Martín and María Cristina Quintero Mujer-Águila, polvo espiritado, y un conejo boca arriba: oraciones y conjuros para el parto en el México pre-hispánico y colonial253-68 (New York, Artepoetica. 2015).


Viviana Díaz Balsera Guardians of Idolatry: Gods, Demons and Priests in Hernando Ruiz de Alarcón’s Treatise on the Heathen Superstitions. (Norman, University of Oklahoma Press.. 2018).


Viviana Díaz Balsera To Be Indio in Colonial Spanish America. Voicing Mesoamerican Identities on the Roads of Empire169-189 (Alburquerque, University of Mexico Press. 2017).


Viviana Díaz Balsera "Atando dioses y humanos: Cipactonal y la cura por adivinación en el Tratado sobre idolatrías de Hernando Ruiz de Alarcón" Estudios coloniales latinoamericanos en el siglo XXI: Nuevos itinerarios 321-349 (Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana. 2011).


Viviana Díaz Balsera "Tezcatlipoca neoplatónico y las correspondencias ocultas del amor" 279-30120.3 (Taylor & Francis Group. 2011/12/1).


Viviana Díaz Balsera Estudios de cultura Náhuatl Celebrating the rise of a new sun: the Tlaxcalans conquer Jerusalem in 1539311-33039 (Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas. 2008).