David Andres Rivera-Mosquera

Spanish & Portuguese

Research Interests: Global history, cultural studies, and instances of conflict and intersection between different languages, cultural practices, and traditions of thought.

David Rivera is from Bogotá, Colombia. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Literature from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia). Currently, he is a third-year graduate student in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University. His research involves the Iberian cultural, political, and economic presence in East Asia and the Pacific during early modernity. Specifically, he works on urban life, Christian-inflected material culture, speech acts and performative practices in New Spain, the Philippines, and Southern Japan during XVI and XVII centuries.