Miguel A. Valerio

Graduate Teaching Associate
Graduate Student

Miguel's dissertation, “Kings of the Kongo, Slaves of the Virgin Mary: Black Religious Confraternities Performing Cultural Identity in the Early Modern Iberian Atlantic,” which was awarded a Presidential Fellowship, the most prestigious scholarship awarded by The Graduate School, looks at black religious confraternities and black participation in public festivals in the Iberian Atlantic from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century, concentrating on the urban centers of Seville, Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, Lisbon, Mexico City, and Salvador, Brazil.

Areas of Expertise
  • Latin American Literature and Cultures
  • Iberian Literature and Culture
  • Avant-garde Poetry and Poetics
  • Ph.D., Latin American Studies, The Ohio State University
  • M.A., Spanish, St. John's University
  • B.A., Philosophy, St. John's University

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Office Hours Spring 2016:
Wednesdays 2:15-3:15 PM