Participant Info

First Name
Catherine Tracy
Last Name
The Americas Research Network
Website URL
Colonial Mexico, Latin America, Empire, Spanish Pacific, Early Modern World, Early Modern Global Economy, Corruption, Family History, Archives
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Personal Info

About Me

I work with the Americas Research Network (ARENET) as the Director of the Tools for Researchers Program and the Social Media Coordinator.  The mission of ARENET is “to promote and foster international exchange and collaboration among scholars, students, institutions, existing organizations, and communities within the framework of innovative programs in research, education, and outreach throughout the Americas.”  I provide support to researchers, especially those working in archives in Mexico City, and promote our programs through social media (F:; T: @ARENET_org).

I’m also an independent scholar working on the history of colonial Mexico in a global context and a research consultant working with other scholars to collect, transcribe, and translate archival sources as well as provide editing services.

Recent Publications

Goode, Catherine Tracy. “Merchant-Bureaucrats, Unwritten Contracts, and Fraud in the Manila Galleon Trade.” In Corruption in the Iberian Empires: Greed, Custom, and Colonial Networks, ed. Christoph Rosenmüller, 171-195. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2017.

Goode, Catherine Tracy. “The Pacific Borderlands of the Spanish Empire.” In The Oxford Handbook of Borderlands of the Iberian World, eds. Cynthia Radding and Danna Levin.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Latin America
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Economic History, Family, Government, Libraries & Archives