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: Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies (including Latinx Studies) | Cultural Studies | Hemispheric Caribbean Studies | Medieval and Early Modern | Peninsular Studies and Postcolonial and Decolonial 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 To Be Indio in Colonial Spanish America. Voicing Mesoamerican Identities on the Roads of Empire: Alarcón and the Nahualtocaitl in Seventeenth Century Mexico.169-189 (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).