Ph.D. in History, Princeton University
M.A. in History, Princeton University
A.B. magna cum laude with highest honors in History & Literature, Harvard University
Elena Schneider is a historian of Latin America and the Atlantic World. Her research explores the ways that war, trade, and slavery integrated the eighteenth-century Caribbean and Atlantic across regional and what would later become national boundaries. Her current book project, The Occupation of Havana, looks at the British invasion and occupation of Havana in 1762 as an episode in a long history of imperial rivalry over Cuba. It focuses on the central but often overlooked role that people of African descent played in this event, as well as in the shaping and reshaping of empires during the lead-up to the Age of Revolutions.
The Occupation of Havana: War, Trade, and Slavery in the Eighteenth-century Atlantic World (Omohundro Institute/UNC Press, under review)
"African Slavery and Spanish Empire: Imperial Imaginings and Bourbon Reform in Eighteenth-century Cuba and Beyond," Journal of Early American History, 5:1 (2015): 3-29.
"Esclavitud y libertad en tiempos de guerra: Respuestas al sitio británico de La Habana, 1762-1763," Revista de Indias (forthcoming).
"Cuba," Oxford Bibliographies Online: Atlantic History, ed. by Trevor Burnard, Oxford University Press (http://www.oxfordbibliographiesonline.com, 2014, forthcoming)
“Testerian Hieroglyphs: Language, Colonization, and Conversion in Colonial Mexico,” Princeton University Library Chronicle, Vol. LXIX, No. 1 (Autumn 2007): pp. 9-42; selected for publication by the committee of the Prize for Outstanding Scholarship by a Princeton University Graduate Student
|Fall 2016||100E.002||Special Topics in Latin American History: Cuba in World History|
|Fall 2016||275E.001||Survey: Latin American History|
|Spring 2015||121A||Colonial US|
|Spring 2015||285E.001||The Atlantic World|
|Spring 2014||280E/285E.001||The Atlantic World|
|Spring 2014||100E.001||Cuba in World History|
|Spring 2014||280/285U.002||The Atlantic World|