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José Carlos de la Puente

Dr. De la PuenteAssociate Professor
Office:  TMH 215
Email:  jd65@txstate.edu
Phone:  512.245.2240

Curriculum Vitae

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José Carlos de la Puente is an associate professor of history at Texas State University. His first book, Los curacas hechiceros de Jauja (2007), examined the politics of witchcraft accusations among native elite families in the central highlands of seventeenth-century Peru. Andean Cosmopolitans: Seeking Justice and Reward at the Spanish Royal Court (2018), his most recent book, is the first in-depth study about the transatlantic journeys of native Andeans to the Habsburg royal court. His research has won the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Harvard’s International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, and the Lilly Library at the University of Indiana, among others. Dr. De la Puente has also published about native accounting technologies, indigenous chroniclers and litigants, the colonial Inka nobility, and indigenous systems of land tenure and territorial representation.

Recent Publications

  • De la Puente Luna, J. C. (2018). Painting the Canvas of the Great Andean Uprising: Recent Research on the Age of Tupac Amaru. Latin American Research Review, 53(2), 381–387.

  • Andean Cosmopolitans: Seeking Justice and Reward at the Spanish Royal Court. Austin: The University of Texas Press, 2018.

  • "Incas pecheros y caballeros hidalgos: la desintegración del orden incaico y la génesis de la nobleza incaica colonial en el Cuzco del siglo XVI." Revista Andina 54: 9-95 (2017).

    • Winner of the “José María Arguedas Best Article Prize” of the Peru Section of the Latin American Studies Association, awarded to the best article on Peru published the previous year

  • "Guardianes de la real justicia: alcaldes de indios y justicia local en los Andes." Histórica 40. 2 (2016): 11-48 (with Renzo Honores).

  • "El capitán, el ermitaño y el cronista: claves para establecer cuándo nació el autor de El primer nueva corónica y buen gobierno." In La memoria del mundo inca: Guaman Poma y la escritura de la Nueva Corónica. Edited by Jean-Philippe Husson. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016, 129-162.

  • "En lengua de indios y en lengua española: escribanos indígenas, cabildos de naturales y escritura alfabética en el Perú colonial" In Desafíos metodológicos para la historia de los pueblos indígenas. Edited by Ana Luisa Izquierdo de la Cueva. Mexico D.F.: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2016, 51-113.

  • “Choquecasa va a la audiencia: cronistas, litigantes y el debate sobre la autoría del Manuscrito quechua de Huarochirí.” Histórica 39. 1 (2015): 139-158.
  •  “That Which Belongs to All: Khipus, Community, and Indigenous Legal Activism in the Early Colonial Andes.” The Americas 72.1 (2015): 19-54.
    •   Winner of the 2015 Tibesar Prize, for best article to appear in the previous volume year

Courses Taught

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