Associate professor, history; director of Latin American Studies
Education: Ph.D., history, SUNY Stony Brook
Specialization: Colonial Latin-American and Andean history
Representative Publication: Subverting Colonial Authority: Challenges to Spanish Rule in Eighteenth-Century Southern Andes (Duke, 2003)
Honors: Conference on Latin American History Prize, 2000
Projects: I plan to travel to Bolivia, Ecuador, and Argentina during my sabbatical leave to conduct archival research. I will be exploring some of the social and political tensions that shaped the Spanish-American world during the decades leading up to the independence wars. My study will analyze commoners’ revolts and conflicts among the ruling groups in the city of Charcas [Peru] during the late 18th century.
Read a review of Sergio Serulnikov’s book, Subverting Colonial Authority: Challenges to Spanish Rule in Eighteenth-Century Southern Andes.