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University of Queretaro
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Disinformation; Misinformation; History; Subaltern Studies; Slavery;
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About Me

I’m a historian whose true passion is researching and teaching. I have acquired many skills such as critical and independent thinking in order to practice excellent science that might be transforming society. After receiving her BA at the University of Granada (Spain), I studied an interdisciplinary master’s degree at the University of Seville (Spain)—History, Literature, and power: interethnic and cultural processes in Latin America. She developed her research on ethnical studies in the colonial era. During my Ph.D. (Distinction), I worked on how Indians and Africans used legal categories (poor and miserable) and flows of rumor at court and local rebellions as resistance. To do this research, I was given two international research grants from prestigious Mexican institutions: the Institute of Historical Research at Dr. José Maria Luis Mora and the Institute of Historical Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM). Having finished her Ph.D., she combined her career as a lecturer and researcher. I taught courses on Contemporary History, Spanish American History, and Gender Theory at the universities of Huelva and Murcia respectively. I also supervised undergraduate works on Gender and Spanish American History. I’m a certified Assistant Professor by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain (ANECA) and is a full member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education. As a researcher, I have been involved in Historical Anthropology national research projects—among others— from the University of Granada, taking part in the researching, networking and organizing international conferences about slavery in early Modern Age Spain.
There, I have applied the idea of resistance from MY PhD as the political influence of rumours in rebellions of social minorities in early Spain and Mexico. Furthermore, I strongly believe in the significance of history-shaping a better and more comprehensive society. For this reason, I have been continuously training through different communication courses to transfer knowledge. As mentioned above,  I received two international research grants, one International Essay Award in the category of Ph.D. Student and funding to attend and participate in different International Conferences. Presently, I’m teaching Spanish American History at the University of Queretaro (México).

Recent Publications

2022. “Desinformación, rumor y chisme: contra-conocimiento y resistencia. Mulatos e indios ante la justicia (Siglo XVIII)”, Naveg@mérica, Revista electrónica editada por la Asociación Española de Americanistas, Nº 28,

2022. Bartolomé de Las Casas y la desinformación sobre la Conquista

2018. El pensamiento de Bartolomé de Las Casas sobre la esclavitud de los negros en América, Identidad e Imagen en Andalucía, ISSN: 2605-0315

2018. Nautla-Almería el primer topónimo peninsular en la Conquista de México, Identidad e Imagen en Andalucía, ISSN: 2605-0315

2018. “y florecieron en este pontificado…” empoderamiento y redes sociales de los esclavos negros en la Granada del siglo XVI”, eHumanista Journal of Iberian Studies, 39, 2018, pp. 231-247 ISSN: 1540 5877

2017. Magdalena Díaz Hernández y Octavio García, “Esclavos, cimarrones, poder local, monarquía y negociación en Nueva España”, Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, Vol.33, nº 2, 296-319. ISSN: 0742-9797, electronic issn 1533-8320.

2016. Aurelia Martín Casares y Magdalena Díaz Hernández, Nuevas reflexiones sobre “Elena, alias Eleno de Céspedes”, transgénero, redes sociales y libertad en la España del siglo XVI”, Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Vol. 41 : Iss. 1 , Article2. Available at: ISSN: 0739-182X

2015. “Esclavos y la imagen de la justicia paternalista del rey y del virrey en el Veracruz colonial”, Nuevo Mundo Mundos Nuevos, nº15, mis en ligne le 12 juin 2015, URL : ; DOI : 10.4000/nuevomundo.68121 ISSNE: 1626-0252

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Mexico; Spain
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, Caribbean, Central America, Latin America, Mediterranean, Spain
Expertise by Chronology
Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Emancipation, Gender, Indigenous Peoples, Politics, Rebellion & Revolution