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Dr. De la Puente’s scholarly interests center on the native populations of the Andes, particularly Peru, during the colonial era. His current book project explores the journeys of indigenous peoples to the Spanish royal court in the early stages of formation of the Atlantic world.
In 2007, Dr. De la Puente published his first book, which discusses witchcraft accusations among native elite families in colonial Peru. He has also published articles addressing topics such as native accounting technologies and systems of land tenure and territorial representation.
For the past two summers, Dr. De la Puente has taught a course on Inca Civilization to students from various U.S. universities during a one-month field school program held in Cuzco, Peru. This program is sponsored by the American Institute for Foreign Study and the Universidad Católica of Lima.
Areas of Interest: Colonial Latin America & Indigenous Populations of the Andes
HIST 2311 World History to 1500
A general survey of world civilization from the earliest times to the 17th Century.
HIST 2312 World History since 1500
A general survey of world civilization from the 17th Century to the present.
HIST 3322 Colonial Latin America to 1828
A study of the colonial period of Latin America from the early Spanish and Portuguese colonization to the beginning of the period of independence.
HIST 3324 Latin America from Independence to Present
A survey course of Latin American History from the wars of independence from Spain in the 1820s to the recent developments of the 1980s and 1990s.