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Héctor Linares

Héctor Linares

108 Weaver Building University Park, PA 16802

Phone: (814)865-1367

Curriculum Vitae:

Education:

Ph.D. History Student, The Pennsylvania State University
M.Ed. Teacher training and Education, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
M.A., History, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
B.A., History, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Biography:

I am a historian of Early Modern Iberia with a major in Early Modern Global History and minors in Race and Ethnicity and Latin American Studies. My research focuses on the role of Indigenous and African descendants in aristocratic institutions in the Early Modern Iberian World. My dissertation explores how non-white vassals of the Spanish King engaged with Castilian juridical and institutional culture to be appointed in prestigious governmental offices, to achieve noble status, and to receive honors and patrimonies from the Spanish monarch. I aim to dismantle the “White Legend” of Spanish noble institutions to show a more diverse reality concealed by white intellectuals, administrators, and members of these establishments in their attempts to erase the memory of those who did not fit the “ideal” of “pure” Catholic nobility of the Spanish Kingdoms.  

Advisors:

Dr. Ronnie Hsia and Dr. Amanda Scott

Areas of Interest:

Early Modern Iberia, Colonial Latin America, Race and Ethnicity, Military monastic orders, Chivalry, European nobility, Ecclesiastical elites, Church History, Global History, Women and Gender Studies, Atlantic History.

Edited Books:

  • En el Paraiso de los Altares. Trayectoria, Privilegio e Idiosincrasia de las élites eclesiásticas en la Edad Moderna, siglos XVI-XVIII, edited by Héctor Linares and Daniel Ochoa, Prologue of Ronnie Hsia, (Madrid: Doce Calles, 2023)
  • Ceremonia, Magnificencia y Ostentación. La representación del Poder de las Élites en el Antiguo Régimen, siglos XVI-XVIII, edited by Héctor Linares and Marina Perruca, Prologue of Silvia. Z. Mitchell, (Madrid: Sílex, 2022).
  • Poder y Privilegio en la Sociedad Moderna. Actores, Medios, Fines y Circunstancias, ss. XVI-XVIII, edited by Sergio Intorre, Héctor Linares, Valeria Patti and Marina Perruca, Prologue of Enrique Soria Mesa, (Palermo: Palermo University Press, 2020).
  • De la Nobleza. la Caballería. Privilegio, Poder y Servicio en la Articulación de la Sociedad Moderna, siglos XVI-XVII, edited by Héctor Linares, Elena Mª García Guerra and Marina Perruca, Prologue of Antonio Feros, (Palermo: New Digital Press, 2019).

Fellowships:

  • European Erasmus Plus Fellowship, European Union, 2022.
  • PSU Latin American Research Award, Penn State University, 2022.
  • PSU Committee for Early Modern Studies Award, Penn State University, 2022
  • McCourtney Family Scholarship, Penn State University, 2022
  • Ted H. and Tracy Winfree McCourtney Family Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in American History, Penn State University, 2021-2022
  • University Graduate Fellowship, The Pennsylvania State University, 2021-2022
  • Predoctoral Fellowship for International Internships, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2019
  • Predoctoral Fellowship for International Internships, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2018
  • Predoctoral Graduate Fellowship (FPI), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2017-2021
  • University Graduate Fellowship for M.A. Studies, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2016-2017
  • National Graduate Fellowship for Research Collaboration, Ministry of Education and Culture, Government of Spain, 2015-2016
  • National Research Fellowship JAE, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Ministry of Economy, Government of Spain, 2014-2015
  • National Fellowship for Foreign Languages, Ministry of Education, Government of Spain, 2012
  • National Undergraduate Fellowship, Ministry of Education and Culture, Government of Spain, 2011-2015

Research Stays:

  • CHAM: Humanities Institute of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa
    Visiting Research Scholar, Supervisor: Dr. Pedro Cardim, 2022.
  • The Johns Hopkins University
    Visiting Research Scholar, Supervisor: Dr. Erin K. Rowe, 2019.
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Visiting Research Scholar, Supervisor: Dr. Antonio Feros, 2018.

Academic Service:

  • Vice-President, Penn State History Graduate Student Association, 2022-2023
  • President, History Graduate Student Association, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2017-2021
  • Institutional Relations and Home Secretary, Asociación Española de Jóvenes Modernistas, 2021-2022.
  • Senator, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Senate, 2015-2017
  • College representative, College of the Humanities and Philosophy, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2015-2017
  • Executive Member, M.A in History Graduate Program, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2017-2019
  • Communication Staff, Ph.D in History Graduate Program, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2015-2020.