Mónica Díaz

Mónica Díaz is an associate professor of history and Hispanic studies at the University of Kentucky. She is the author of Indigenous Writings from the Convent: Negotiating Ethnic Autonomy in Colonial Mexico.
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Indigenous Writings from the Convent

Negotiating Ethnic Autonomy in Colonial Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

Indigenous Writings from the Convent examines ways in which indigenous women participated in one of the most prominent institutions in colonial times—the Catholic Church—and what they made of their experiences with convent life.

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To Be Indio in Colonial Spanish America

Edited by Mónica Díaz
University of New Mexico Press

Focusing on central Mexico and the Andes (colonial New Spain and Peru), the contributors deepen scholarly knowledge of colonial history and literature, emphasizing the different ways people became and lived their lives as "indios" in this new study.

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