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Alejandro Cañeque

Assoc Prof
2101M Francis Scott Key Hall
College Park, MD 20742
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301 405 4265
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Alejandro Cañeque is a specialist in the history of colonial Latin America, early modern Spain, and the Spanish empire. After completing his doctoral degree in 1999, he taught Latin American studies at NYU. Between 2006 and 2008, he taught in the Department of History at Durham University, in the UK. His main area of research is the political and religious cultures of the early modern Spanish world, with an emphasis on colonial Spanish America and the Spanish Atlantic world. He is the author of The King's Living Image: The Culture and Politics of Viceregal Power in Colonial Mexico (2004). He is also the editor, in collaboration with Nancy Fee, of Juan de Palafox's The Virtues of the Indian (2009). He has also published in The Americas, Historia Mexicana (Mexico), Revista de Indias (Spain), Histórica (Peru), and Colonial Latin American Review. He is currently working on a book-length study of the politics of martyrdom on the frontiers of the Spanish empire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

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Colonial Latin America, Spain

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M.A. Latin American Studies New York University,B.A. Geography and History University of Seville, Spain,Ph.D. History New York University