Karen Spalding

Spalding-Karen-imagePh.D., Berkeley

Email: karen.spalding@uconn.edu


Areas of Specialty

Latin American History, Colonial and Modern; Andean history; social and ethnohistory; European expansion and the transformation of European culture in America


Current Research Interests

Local Andean communities and the Spanish colonial state; the role of the state in the construction of history; ideology and social organization; social movements.


Selected Publications

Huarochiri: a Colonial Province Under Inca and Spanish Rule (Stanford: Stanford Univ. Press, 1984)

Essays in the Political, Economic and Social History of Colonial Latin America (Newark: Univ. of Delaware, 1982)

De Indio a campesino: cambios en la estructura social del Perú colonial (Lima: Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 1974)

“The Crisis and Transformations of Invaded Societies, 1500-1580 — Andean Area,” Cambridge History of Native American Peoples ed. Stuart Schwartz & Frank Salomon (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2000)

“Resistencia y Adaptación: el gobierno colonial y las élites nativas,” Allpanchis Phuturinga, 17-18 (Cuzco, 1981), 5-21

“Social Climbers: Changing Patterns of Mobility among the Indians of Colonial Peru,” Hispanic American Historical Review, 1, no. 4 (1970), 645-664.