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Ph.D., Florida International University, 2016.
Gracia Solis received a bachelor’s degree in history from Arizona State University. In 2017, she obtained her Ph.D. in the same field from FIU. Her research interests focus on the history of education and reading in nineteenth-century Latin America. In examining the private pedagogical projects of nineteenth-century Peruvian booksellers, writers, and educators, her doctoral dissertation demonstrated how their combined efforts established key institutions of the modern Teaching State, including a national textbook industry, pedagogical newspapers, associations, and conferences. Her research has been supported by Harvard University’s History Project Research Award, FIU’s Broad Research Fellowship, and the Tinker Foundation’s Research Grant. In 2017, she received the Richmond Brown Award for Graduate Student Scholarship. Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of History at FIU where she teaches courses in World, Latin American, and U.S. history and co-supervises the Writing in History program.