Nadia Cervantes Perez

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401 East Pyne
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Thursday: 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Friday: 11:30 am-12:30 pm


Nadia Cervantes Pérez (Ph.D., M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A., Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico) joined Princeton University in spring, 2014. Her teaching experience includes a variety of literature, culture, language and methodology classes. Her research focuses on the intersection of violence and performance during the Early Modern Period, particularly the representation of ritualized violence in historical texts during the sixteenth century in the New World. Her interests include translation theory, anthropology of religion, performance theory, and critical sociology. Currently, she is working on her first book titled, The Performance of History: Representing Amerindian rituals and the conquest of New Spain.