Scholars 2020

University of California, Los Angeles, History Department

"Colonizing the Colonizer: Spanish Immigrants and Creoles in Late Colonial Mexico City"

Hillel Eyal is a Dan David Fellow at Tel Aviv University working in the field of Latin American history.

His research examines the social history of Spanish immigration in colonial Mexico, focusing on the growing conflict between European Spaniards and Mexican-born Creoles towards the end of the colonial period (1750s-1810s).

Among his broader historical interests are Atlantic history and comparative colonialism in the early modern world. His thematic interests include social and economic history, historical demography and quantitative methods. As a Research Fellow, he is pursuing a comparative project on transatlantic immigration and Spanish identity throughout colonial Spanish America.