Office: TMH 227
Dr. De la Puente works on colonial Latin America, especially indigenous political and legal cultures and state building in the Andes. Los curacas hechiceros de Jauja, his first book, examined the politics of witchcraft accusations among native elite families in seventeenth-century Jauja. Andean Cosmopolitans, his current book project, is the first in-depth study about the transatlantic journeys of native Andeans to the Habsburg royal court. It has won the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH 2015 Faculty Grant). Dr. De la Puente has also published about native accounting technologies and systems of land tenure and territorial representation.
HIST 2311 World History to 1500
HIST 2312 World History since 1500
HIST 3322 Colonial Latin America to 1828
HIST 3324 Latin America from Independence to Present
HIST 5324D Writing the History of Latin America: The Colonial Era
HIST 5324B African and Native Experiences under Spanish Colonial Rule