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Latin American Studies

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Though the scholarly study of Latin America, a region of 20 countries and over 569 million people, is not new, the bringing together of various disciplinary approaches according to a single geographic region represents a fairly recent shift. Latin American studies includes a vast range of disciplinary perspectives, including history, sociology, economics, anthropology, and political science. Area studies in general have proliferated in the latter half of the twentieth century and Latin American studies in particular has been propelled forward as a distinct field of study by major international changes, such as the end of the Cold War. As the field continues to grow, to shape and be shaped by global politics, scholars are faced with an ever-increasing amount of new information. Scholars must constantly consider new discoveries, new interpretations, and new theoretical ideas in the field. The multidisciplinary nature of Latin American studies makes it particularly challenging to stay informed about every applicable area. A great deal of this work has moved online with the most recent scholarship, research, and statistics appearing in online databases.

Oxford Bibliographies in Latin American studies is an entirely new and unique type of reference tool that has been specially created to meet a great need among today’s students, scholars, and researchers. It offers more than other bibliography initiatives on- and offline by providing expert commentary to help users find, negotiate, and assess the large amount of information readily available to them. It facilitates research in a way that other guides cannot by providing direct links to online library catalogs and other online resources. Organizing the resource around discrete subject entries will allow for quick and easy navigation that users expect when working on screen.

Editor in Chief

Ben Vinson is a professor of history and Dean of Arts and Sciences at The George Washington University. Formerly the Herbert Baxter Adams Professor of History and Director of the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, he received his PhD from Columbia University, and his AB from Dartmouth College. He has also taught at Barnard College and Penn State University. His books include Bearing Arms for His Majesty: The Free-Colored Militia in Colonial Mexico (Stanford University Press, 2001); Flight: The Story of Virgil Richardson, A Tuskegee Airman in Mexico (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004); Afromexico (Fondo de Cultura Economica, 2004); and, with Herbert Klein, African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2nd edition (Oxford University Press, 2007), and Black Mexico: Race and Society from Colonial to Modern Times (University of New Mexico Press, 2009) co-authored with Matthew Restall. He also edited Africans to Spanish America (University of Illinois Press, 2012) with Sherwin K. Bryant and Rachel Sarah O’Toole. Vinson has held fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, the National Humanities Center, the Social Science Research Council, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation.



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The University of Texas at Austin
St. John’s University
Emory University


Brown University
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Yale University
Ilona Katzew
Latin American Art at the Los Angeles County
University of Oxford
Duke University
Barnard College
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Pennsylvania State University


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Matthew Restall
Pennsylvania State University
Natalia Sobrevilla Perea
University of Kent
Luis Duno-Gottberg
Rice University
Christopher Schmidt-Nowara
Fordham University
Angus Wright
California State University, Sacramento
Marc Becker
Truman State University
Iván Jaksic
Stanford University
William Luis
Vanderbilt University
Alejandro Meter
University of San Diego
Graciela Montaldo
Columbia University
Dennis Carr
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Ignacio López-Calvo
University of California, Merced
Michael J. Horswell
Florida Atlantic University
Lawrence A. Clayton
The University of Alabama
Edgardo Pérez Morales
New York University
Arturo Almandoz Marte
Instituto de Estudios Urbanos y Territoriales, Universidad Simón Bolívar
Benjamin T. Smith
Bridget Chesterton
Buffalo State, SUNY
Juan Luis Ossa
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
Leonora Simonovis
University of San Diego
David Carey Jr.
University of Southern Maine
Michel R. Oudijk
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
J. Michael Francis
University of North Florida
Laura E. Matthew
Marquette University
Camilla Townsend
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Kris Lane
The College of William & Mary
David Diaz-Arias
Universidad de Costa Rica
Andrew Grant Wood
The University of Tulsa
Lori Boornazian Diel
Texas Christian University
O. Hugo Benavides
Fordham University
Erik Ching
Furman University
Myrna Santiago
Saint Mary's College of California
Ann S. Blum
University of Massachusetts Boston
Enrique Ochoa
California State University, Los Angeles
Júnia Ferreira Furtado
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Florence E. Babb
University of Florida
Joel Wolfe
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Elizabeth Kuznesof
The University of Kansas
Diego Armus
Swarthmore College
Courtney J. Campbell
Vanderbilt University
Alfredo Luiz Suppia
Universidade Federal de Juiz de For a
Daniel Hellinger
Webster University
Rachel May
University of South Florida
Jose C. Moya
Barnard College
David Garrett
Reed College
Jerry Garcia
Eastern Washington University
Jorge Camacho
University of South Carolina
Jeffrey Shumway
Brigham Young University
Maria Helena Rueda
Smith College
Karen Racine
University of Guelph
Robert Buffington
University of Colorado Boulder
Margarita Bornemann Menegus
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Paul B. Dixon
Purdue University
Charles Beatty Medina
The University of Toledo
O. Hugo Benavides
Fordham University
John Mason Hart
University of Houston
Timothy J. Henderson
Auburn University at Montgomery
Brian E. Loveman
San Diego State University
Kendall Brown
Brigham Young University
Jorge F. Rivas-Pérez
Luis Roniger
Wake Forest University
Walter D. Mignolo
Duke University
Gabriela Ramos
University of Cambridge
John D. French
Duke University
Matthew Lymburner
Aaron Hyman
University of California, Berkeley
Barbara E. Mundy
Fordham University
Bridget Chesterton
Buffalo State, SUNY
Thomas Whigham
The University of Georgia
Samuel Amaral
Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero
Edward R. Slack Jr
Eastern Washington University
Deborah Poole
Johns Hopkins University
Kris Lane
The College of William & Mary
Luis Roniger
Wake Forest University
O. Hugo Benavides
Fordham University
James Sanders
Utah State University
John F. Schwaller
The State University of New York at Potsdam
Douglas Ubelaker
Smithsonian Institution
Keitlyn E. Alcantara
Smithsonian Institution
Amos Megged
University of Haifa
Gary Urton
Harvard University
Martin Austin Nesvig
University of Miami
Kelly Donahue-Wallace
University of North Texas
Stephen Dove
Centre College
Eric Paul Roorda
Bellarmine University
Jeffrey Gould
Indiana University Bloomington
Christopher Eichstedt
Indiana University Bloomington
Brian Jones
The University of Texas at Austin
Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra
The University of Texas at Austin
Alfredo Luiz Suppia
Universidade Federal de Juiz de For a
Florence E. Babb
University of Florida
Erika Edwards
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Tamara Walker
University of Pennsylvania
Fabrício Prado
The College of William & Mary
Jorge F. Rivas-Pérez
James G. Cusick
University of Florida
Maya Stanfield-Mazzi
University of Florida
Ben Vinson III
The George Washington University
Ben Vinson III
The George Washington University
Kenneth J. Andrien
The Ohio State University
Roberto Breña
El Colegio de México
Nelson Maldonado-Torres
University of California, Berkeley
Lewis Gordon
Temple University
Terry Rugeley
The University of Oklahoma
Viviane Mahieux
University of California, Irvine
Juana Suárez
University of Kentucky
Paul Eiss
Carnegie Mellon University
Louis A. Pérez Jr.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cristina Ratto
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Maya Stanfield-Mazzi
University of Florida
Daniela Bleichmar
University of Southern California
William Beezley
The University of Arizona
Laurent Dubois
Duke University
Julia Gaffield
Georgia State University
Ethelia Ruiz Medrano
Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia
David William Foster
Arizona State University
Alan Knight
University of Oxford
Jaime Rodriguez
St. John's University
Zachary Morgan
Boston College
Christon I. Archer
University of Calgary
Matthew Restall
Pennsylvania State University
Rebekah Martin
Pennsylvania State University
Alex Aviña
Florida State University
Manuel Gutierrez
Rice University
David Wheat
Michigan State University
Piero Gleijeses
Johns Hopkins University
Piero Gleijeses
Johns Hopkins University
Piero Gleijeses
Johns Hopkins University
Luis Duno-Gottberg
Rice University
Jeffrey F. Taffet
United States Merchant Marine Academy
Brodwyn Fischer
Northwestern University
Susie Porter
University of Utah
Susan M. Socolow
Emory University
Elizabeth Quay Hutchison
The University of New Mexico
Neil Harvey
New Mexico State University


1952 Bolivian National Revolution
José Gordillo
Afro-Andean Culture
Leo Garofalo
Amazonian Music
Rafael José Menezes Bastos
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Andean Music
Henry Stobart
Armies of 19th Century Colombia and Peru
Clément Thibaud
Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique
Army of Chile in the 19th Century
Juan Luis Ossa
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
Joaquín Fernández Abara
Universidad Finis Terrae
David Sowell
Juniata College
Buenos Aires
Fernando Degiovanni
City University of New York
Fernando Rosenberg
Brandeis University
Central American Literature
Arturo Arias
Citizenship in 19th-Century Cuba
José Gomariz
Florida State University
Coca and the Coca Leaf
Leo Garofalo
Colonial Legal History of Peru
Renzo Honores
High Point University
Colonial Peru
José Carlos de la Puente
Communism in Latin America
Ananthakrishnan Aiyer
Contemporary Brazilian Cinema
Alfredo Suppia
Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora
Drug Trade
Paul Gootenberg
Gender in New Spain
Lisa Sousa
Occidental College
Guatemala City
J. T. Way
Georgia State University
History of Health and Disease in Latin America, 1600-1870
Adam Warren
History of Latin American Cartography
Jordana Dym
Skidmore College
History of the California and Southwest Missions
Pamela Huckins
New York University
Independence in Argentina
Lyman Johnson
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Indigenous Maya Literature
Arturo Arias
Jewish Argentina
Alejandro Meter
Jorge Amado's Literary Legacy
Bruno G Sales
University of Georgia
Robert Moser
Galen Brokaw
Montana State University
La Generación del 30 in Ecuador
Fernando Iturburu
SUNY Plattsburgh
Labor Unionism in Brazil
John French
Duke University
Alexandre Fortes
Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro
Latin American Jewish Literature
Alejandro Meter
Legal History of New Spain, 18th century
Margarita Bornemann Menegus
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Justin Wolfe
Music and Globalization
Javier Leon
New Paradigms in Latin American Literary Studies
Oscar Montoya
University of Pennsylvania
Román de la Campa
Popular Religion
Gray Fielding Kidd
William Van Norman
James Madison University
Post-conquest Mesoamerican Societies
Kevin Terraciano
Pre-conquest Aztecs
Elizabeth Baquedano
University College, London
Prisons and Criminal Justice
Chris Garces
Quechua and Its Legacy
Myriam Yataco
Queer Narrative
Javier Guerrero
Princeton University
Chad Black
Sandinismo and the Nicaraguan Revolution
Richard Grossman
São Paulo
Cristina Mehrtens
Slave Trade in Latin America
David Wheat
Michigan State University
Slavery in Kingdom of Quito
Sherwin Bryant
Slavery in the Caribbean
William Van Norman
James Madison University
Social Theory in Mexico
Jaime Rodriguez
St. John's University
South American Dirty Wars
Gloria Melissa Garcia
State and Nation Formation in Mexico
Pedro M. Santoni
California State University San Bernardino
The Arab Diaspora in Latin America
Paulo Farah
The Catholic Church in Colonial Latin America
John Schwaller
SUNY Potsdam
The Colonial City
Alejandra B. Osorio
The Development of Consciousness in regards to the Andean Indigenista Novel
Javier Sanjinés
University of Michigan
The Inquisition
John Chuchiak
Missouri State University
The Mexican Revolution 1910-1940
Alan Knight
St Antonys College
The Musical Tradition in Latin America
Kristin Dutcher Mann
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
The Pre-conquest Mesoamerican States
Christopher Morehart
The Spiritual Conquest of Latin America
Kenneth Mills
Alex Borucki
Vania Markarian


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