Naomi Sussman

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Research interests: 

Latin America

Originally from Claremont, California, I am currently a Latin American History PhD student at Yale. In 2012 I graduated with History honors from Macalester College, where I studied with Ernesto Capello. Although I am training as a Latin Americanist, my work inhabits the crossroads between Latin American, U.S. Western, and Native American History. My dissertation research anchors California’s evolving romanticization of the 18th-19th century Spanish missions within indigenous peoples’ lived realities. Under Stuart Schwartz and Gil Joseph’s guidance, this project will tentatively span from 1769 until the 1960s.
Before coming to Yale, I spent two years teaching literacy in the Dominican Republic and Peru, providing private English tutoring in Spain, and scaling mountains in Montana’s Glacier National Park. These experiences beyond the academe instilled both a commitment to socially conscious work, and an avid love of hiking and climbing.
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