• Dr. Judith Mansilla is the department's faculty advisor. In addition to helping you figure out what courses to take to complete your history major or minor, Dr. Mansilla can also talk with you about how to get a job with your history major, how to find internships that will boost your resume, and how to tackle preparations for graduate school. You can reach Dr. Mansilla and schedule an appointment via jmansill@fiu.edu.

    Professor Mansilla’s research interests focus on Colonial Latin America, the Andean region, and the Atlantic World. Her work integrates environmental, political, social, economic, and legal history approaches. Her current book manuscript, “Firm Foundations: Rebuilding the Early Modern State in Lima, Peru After the Earthquake of 1687,” examines the political and material reconstruction of Lima after a major earthquake hit this colonial center of the Spanish empire in the late seventeenth century.

    Winner of FIU’s Best Dissertation and Worlds Ahead Graduate Awards, Professor Mansilla is already working on her next research project that examines the social limits of crime, corruption, and dishonest behavior in early modern Latin America. Supported by Ha

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