Roxana Sarion


Religion and Empire


Roxana Sarion holds a doctoral degree in Spanish literature and culture from the UiT-The Arctic University of Norway and a diploma of advanced studies in literary theory and comparative literature from the University of Zaragoza. Her research interests focus on the cultural history of the Early Modern age, the missionary texts and trans-cultural practices in Spanish America. Her main lines of research include the spread of Christianity during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries with particular attention to the Franciscan evangelization strategies in northeastern Venezuela, which was a central element in her PhD dissertation. During her pre-doctoral studies, she has dedicated to the reception of missionary works and comparative studies of texts in indigenous languages: translation of culture(s) and cultural contexts, as well as (historical) linguistics. As a result, she has published a dozen of academic articles and reviews in well-established editorials and academic journals, such as Brill, Iberoamericana Vervuert, Indiana and Anthropos. She is also an associated member of the research group Translating Christianities at the University of Stirling and guest researcher and visiting lecturer at the Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos (Seville), the University of Amsterdam and University of Zaragoza.


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