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Star Flagel

Star Flagel is an M.A. student in the Department of History and a Core Humanities graduate teaching assistant at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). In Spring 2018, she completed a B.A. in History, summa cum laude, at The University of Texas at El Paso, serving as the Liberal Arts Banner Bearer. She was also awarded the Department of History’s Outstanding Bachelor of Arts Graduate and Outstanding Religious Studies Minor Award. While earning her degree, she worked as a writing tutor at El Paso Community College supporting first-time college students, military-affiliated students, dual credit and early college high school students, and continuing education students. Her research interests include epidemics, medicine, and the environment in Latin America with a focus on gender, race, and identity. As an undergraduate, she investigated the impact of the loss of Mexican women’s labor during Mexico’s 1520 smallpox epidemic in the context of the Conquest. Star aspires to work as a history professor aiding underrepresented students and underserved communities.