Mariana Meneses M.

Mariana Meneses Muñoz

  • 1069 Lisboa



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Colombian historian, PhD candidate in early modern history at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, FCT scholarship holder, Researcher at CHAM. Member of MSCA-RISE project "Resistance and Rebellion in the Iberian Empires. 16th- 19th centuries", and EU HORIZON project “EDGES: Entangling Indigenous Knowledges in Universities”, part of “Red Columnaria, nodo Islas y tierra firme”. Her work focuses on everyday moral and juridical speeches, representations, and behavior of non-elite people, and inquisitorial studies in the Iberian Peninsula and Iberian colonial contexts during the 16th and 17th centuries.

Her thesis project "A world of words: access to justice and forms of female legal representation before ecclesiastical courts in Lisbon (c. 1555-1648)", aims to identify the role that women played in the society of the early modern period, based on their interaction with the instances of Portuguese ecclesiastical justice during Counter-Reformation (1555-1648), and how what women say about themselves, together with the female images of the time, coming from the Church and the Crown, created learnings and categories about the diversity of realities about their daily lives. She argues that the creation of categories went through the interaction between men and women, with the ecclesiastical authorities; as a consequence, it reformulated from below the actions of women (fiction and incarnation).


  • F1201 Latin America (General)
  • Early Modern History
  • Women's >History
  • Inquisitorial Studies
  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
  • Early Modern History
  • Iberian Studies

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