History Department
History Department

Samantha Rubino


B.A. with Distinguished Research Honors in History & Spanish, The Ohio State University

Samantha Rubino

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Interests


Early Modern Spain; Colonial Latin America; Family History; Women & Gender; Religion & Culture; 17th-Century Society

Biography


Samantha R. Rubino is a third year PhD student studying Latin American history at The University of Texas at Austin. Her area of focus is 17th Century Spanish Empire. Her dissertation “Under the Scrutiny of God & Sovereign” examines  how individual, familial, and legal strategies together contested and redefined what marriage would mean in New Spain. Over the past academic year, she was the Co-Coordinator of The Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality in the History Department. She will also be the Graduate Assistant, and New Works in Progress Coordinator, for the Institute for Historical Studies for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Gender Symposium


The History Department's Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality provides graduate students and faculty members a forum in which to present and discuss works-in-progress dealing with issues of gender and sexuality.  Samantha serves as the Co-Coordinator for the Symposium during the 2014-2015 academic year.  Meetings are open to all graduate students and faculty members at the University of Texas at Austin and are typically held every other Friday from 12-2PM.  For more information about Gender Sympoisum, including information on how to submit an abstract to present, please visit the website:  http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/history/gender-symposium/overview.php

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