Emma M. Sordo

Emma M. Sordo

Dr. Emma M. Sordo is Lecturer of Latin American history in the Department of History in the Steven J. Green School of Public and International Affairs at Florida International University.

Dr. Sordo earned her Ph.D. in history from the University of Miami. She received an M.A. in Latin American Studies and an MBA in marketing from the University of Florida. Her current research interests focus on confraternities, social practices, and urban culture in colonial Latin America. Her publications include: "Our Lady of Copacabana and Her Legacy in Colonial Potosí," in Early Modern Confraternities in Europe and the Americas: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2006); and "El derecho de autonomía: La disputa entre dos cofradías nativas y la cofradía del Santo Cristo de la Vera Cruz, en el Potosí colonial," in Identidad, ciudadanía y participación popular desde la colonia hasta el siglo xx (2003). She curated and edited the catalog for the photography exhibit, The Texture of Jewish Immigrant Life in Cuba, 1910–1984, at the Grinter Galleries of the University of Florida.

Dr. Sordo received a Fulbright fellowship to conduct her dissertation research in Bolivian archives. She was a Latin American Teaching Fellow, a professional exchange program coordinated by Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; she also served as a visiting instructor at the Universidad de Los Andes in Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia.

Contact

Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 397
Email: sordoe@fiu.edu
Telephone: 305.348.2328