Cogut Institute for the Humanities
Center for the Study of the Early Modern World

Isabel Farias Velasco

Doctoral Student in Comparative Literature
Research interests Early Modern Iberian Empires, Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Classical Reception, Nahua Memory and History
Past Role(s) 2022 Graduate Student Representative and Colloquia Coordinator


Isabel Velasco is a Ph.D. candidate in comparative literature at Brown University. She received her B.A. in Ancient Studies from Barnard College, Columbia University (2015). Her research centers on 16th- and 17th-century New Spain, with a focus on the construction of indigenous subjects and the dynamics of colonial discourse through the uneven interactions between Nahuatl, Latin, and Spanish.