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Caterina Luigia Pizzigoni

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Title Assistant Professor
Department History
Email cp2313@columbia.edu
Phone +1 212 854 4646
Address 321 Fayerweather Hall
Mail Code: 2519
United States

Education: Ph.D., King’s College, London, UK, 2002; M.A., University of London, 1998; B.A., Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy, 1996

Caterina Pizzigoni, assistant professor, specializes in Latin American history. Her research interests include indigenous populations in colonial Latin America (principally Mexico), gender issues, church and government policies in colonial Latin America with respect to conversion, education, and integration of indigenous populations, and the study of Nahuatl, its translation and analysis of colonial documents (mainly testaments, or mundane documents).

Selected Publications:

Testaments of Toluca

“Late Nahuatl Testaments from the Toluca Valley: Indigenous-Language Ethnohistory in the Mexican Independence Period,” with Miriam Melton-Villanueva, Ethnohistory 55, 3 (2008): 361-391

“Region and Subregion in Central Mexican Ethnohistory: The Toluca Valley, 1650-1760,” Colonial Latin American Review 16, 1 (2007): 71-92

“Alternative Sex and Gender in Early Latin America,” commentary to the special issue of Ethnohistory, Sexual Encounters/Sexual Collisions: Alternative Sexualities 54, 1 (2007): 187-194

“Amid Idealisation and Practice: Archbishops, Local Clergy, and Nahuas in the Toluca Valley, 1712-1765,” Swedish Missiological Themes 91, 2 (2003): 249-73