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Irene Olivares PhD

Associate Professor, history

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Irene Olivares is an Associate Professor of History. She received her undergraduate degrees from Phoenix College and Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Kansas. Her research interests include popular politics and the petition system in the Spanish empire, early modern monarchies, and gender and women’s history. She was a Fulbright scholar in Spain, and her research has been supported by fellowships from the Mellon Summer Institute in Spanish Paleography, Newberry Library Renaissance Consortium, and the Hall Center for the Humanities, among others. She has presented her work at multiple conferences and workshops, nationally and internationally. In 2019, she presented her work at Harvard University for a workshop on Rethinking Petitioning in the Habsburg and Colonial World

Irene teaches World History, Latin American History, Western Civilization, Eastern Civilization, and African History.