Dr. Estefanía Yunes Vincke

Dr. Estefanía Yunes VinckeTeaching Fellow in Spanish

BA. in Archaeology, (Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico); MA in Archaeology of the Near East (Leiden University, The Netherlands); MA in Book and Digital Media (Leiden University, The Netherlands); PhD (University College London, UK).


Contact Details

Tel: +44 (0)116 223 1239

Email: eyv1@le.ac.uk

Office: ATT 1102


Research Summary

My research focuses on the cultural contact between indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica in particular the Nahuas and the Franciscan friars during the first decades of the viceroyalty period in Mexico. I work mainly with Christian Nahuatl texts produced by friars with the collaboration of Nahua aides.

In 2015 I completed my thesis entitled ‘Books and codices. Transculturation, language dissemination and education in the works of Friar Pedro de Gante.’ My work demonstrated the pivotal role that the Franciscan missionary Gante played in the process of transculturation of the Valley of Mexico by means of three influential Christian pedagogic texts composed by him Catecimo en Pictogramas (ca. 1529), the Doctrina Christiana en Lengua Mexicana (1547), and the Cartilla para enseñar a leer (1569).

My research interests include history of Mexico, Christian pedagogic treatises, mendicant orders in New Spain, indigenous identity, codices, transculturation, agency, and language preservation during the viceroyalty period in Mexico.



First Year Spanish Language Advanced (SP1010)

Second Year Spanish Language Post-Advanced (SP2010)

Final Year Spanish Language (SP3010) (SP3005) Module Co-ordinator



Co-ordinator of Spanish Erasmus Language Assistants

Year Abroad Work Placement Support

School of Modern Languages Admissions Team- Support


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