Susan Elizabeth Ramirez

Neville G. Penrose Chair of History and Latin American Studies
History
Reed Hall 304

s.ramirez@tcu.edu | 817-257-6047

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Education

BA, University of Illinois - Urbana
MA, PhD University of Wisconsin - Madison

Courses Taught

Historiography of Colonial Latin American History; Social History of Latin America; Ethnohistory; Research Seminar on Colonial Latin America; Paleography; Modern Latin American Business History; Dissertation Research

Areas of Focus

Colonial Latin America; The Andes; Ethnohistory;

Al servicio de Dios y Su Magestad: Los orígenes de las escuelas públicas para niños indígenas en el norte del Perú en el siglo XVIII. Lima: Asamblea Nacional de Rectores del Perú, 2014.

Editor with Karolina Noack, Contextualizando la ciudad en América Latina with my chapter: “Inseparable el uno del otro: Reflexiones sobre ciudades y sus áreas de influencia,” (pp. 7-16), Quito: Abya-Yala, 2011

Trazos del Pasado: El periodo colonial en La Libertad/ Traces of the Past: The Colonial Era in La Libertad (Lima: Asociación Marsa, December 2008)

(co-editor with Chantal Caillavet), Dinámicas del poder: Historia y actualidad de la autoridad Andina. Lima, Instituto Francés de Estudios Andinos, Spring 2008

To Feed and Be Fed: The Cosmological Bases of Authority and Identity in the Andes, Stanford: Stanford University Press, June 2005

El mundo al rreves: conflicto y acomodo en el Perú del siglo XVI, Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2002

Una visión de la historia colonial de la costa norte del Perú, Chiclayo, Peru: Instituto de Desarrollo Regional, 1999 (an entire issue of the Journal Avances: Aportes a la Investigación Regional vol. 5, publishing six of my articles in Spanish translation)

The World Upside Down: Cross Cultural Contact and Conflict in Colonial Peru, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996 (hard cover), 1998 (paperback) [awarded Honorable Mention for the Herbert Eugene Bolton Prize, Conference of Latin American History, 1997]

Patriarcas provinciales: La tenencia de la tierra y la economía del poder en el Perú colonial, Alianza Editorial, Madrid, Spain, 1991

editor, with Introduction, Indian‑Religious Relations in Colonial Spanish America, Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, l989

Provincial Patriarchs: Land Tenure and the Economics of Power in Colonial Peru, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, May, 1986 [“Outstanding Academic Book” Award, Choice magazine, 1987]

American Philosophical Society; National Endowment for the Humanities; Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship;

December 2012, awarded the AdRan College Dean’s Research and Creativity Award for the Social Sciences

September 2009, Franklin Pease G. Y. Memorial Prize for the best article published in Colonal Latin American Review in 2007 and 2008 for “To Serve God and King: The Origins of Public Schools for Native Children in Eighteenth-Century Northern Peru,” Colonial Latin American Review 17: 1 (June 2008).

2006-2007, Honorable Mention (Second Place) for the Herbert Eugene Bolton Memorial Prize for the best book in English published on Latin American History, awarded by the Conference for Latin American History, for the book: To Feed and Be Fed: The Cosmological Bases of Authority and Identity in the Andes(Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005)

January 2006, Elected to the Academia Nacional de la Historia (of Peru)

December 6, 2002, Named “Profesora Honoraria” at the Universidad Señor de Sipán, Chiclayo, Perú

February 19, 2001, Induction into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

2000 (First Annual) Spirit of Inquiry Award, DePaul University

1997, Honorable Mention for the Herbert Eugene Bolton Memorial Prize, Conference for Latin American History, for the book The World Upside Down: Cross cultural Contact and Conflict in Sixteenth Century Peru (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996)

March 1995, Nominated, Excellence in Teaching Award

October 22, 1993. Received the Gold Medal and Diploma of Honor in recognition of my historical investigation on the City of Trujillo (Peru), Municipalidad Provincial de Trujillo, Peru

November 1987, Honorable Mention for the 1988 James Alexander Robertson Memorial Prize for the Conference on Latin American History for the article “The ‘Dueño de Indios‘ …” in Hispanic American Historical Review

1987, “Outstanding Academic Book” Award for Provincial Patriarchs …, Choice Magazine

  • American Historical Association
  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Conference on Latin Latin History
  • Rocky Mountain Conference on Latin American Studies