Karen Spalding

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Berkeley

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

Professor Spalding joined the UConn faculty in 1994 and retired in 2009.

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.

Karen Spalding, professor emeritus
Contact Information
Mailing Address241 Glenbrook Rd., U-4103, Storrs CT 06269