About Shayna Mehas
I am a PhD candidate focusing on Latin American History and the Atlantic World. I am currently writing my dissertation, Gendered Histories of Popular Piety: Mexico City in the Age of Liberal Reform. Throughout my academic career I have concentrated my personal research on Colonial Mexico and religious discourse, more specifically. That said, my studies move throughout Latin America (Central and South America, and Brazil) from precolonial to the modern period in addition to a more broad understanding of the history and workings of the Atlantic World, at large.
Areas of Study
Colonial Latin America (with a concentration on Mexico)
Print, History of the Book
Ph.D., History, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona; Major Field: Latin American History, Minor Field: Atlantic World. 2010-present
M.A., History, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, Nevada; Major Fields: Colonial Latin American History, Cultural Latin American History, Cultural Studies. 2006-2010
B.A., History, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, Nevada; Major: History with emphasis in Latin America; Minor: Political Science. 1998-2003