Dr Claudia Rogers


I completed my BA (2013) and MA (2014) in the History Department at the University of Sheffield, and my PhD (2018) here in the School of History at the University of Leeds (funded by WRoCAH). My research focuses on first encounters in the Americas (c. 1492-1550), exploring how indigenous groups and individuals responded to and identified Europeans in moments of early contact in the Caribbean and Mesoamerica. More broadly, my interests surround cultural encounters, the ‘white gods’, indigenous histories, concepts of space, and identity. I’m especially interested in cultural intermediaries, notions of ‘in-betweenness’, and methods for reading indigenous voices.

You can hear more about my research by listening to this BBC Free Thinking Podcast, where I chat with Nandini Das and John Gallagher about upending historical narratives of first encounters: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07rtptd 


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