Dr Gabriela Ramos

Associate Professor of Latin American History
Dr Gabriela Ramos

The social and cultural history of Latin America, particularly the Andean region. Her recent work is on death and religious conversion in the Andes. She is a member of the World History and Early Modern History subject groups.

Colonial and modern Latin America, religion, culture, politics, and society.

Lectures on the history of Latin America in Part I, Paper 21 (Expansion of Europe), Part II, Paper 27 (The History of Latin America 1500-to the present). Supervises on the history of colonial and modern Latin America, the Spanish Empire, and the expansion of Christianity.


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Newnham College
Cambridge CB3 9DF


Key Publications

  • "Política eclesiástica, cultura e historia." Colonial Latin American Review, vol. 11, n.1, 2002, 139-145.
  • "Memoria, poder y escritura en el Peru colonial" in Hamann, M. Batallas por la memoria: antagonismos de la promesa peruana (2003).
  • "Funerales de autoridades indígenas en el virreinato peruano." Revista de Indias (Madrid, 2005).
  • “Los símbolos de poder inca durante la colonia.” In: Majluf, N., ed. Los incas, reyes del Perú. Lima: Banco de Crédito del Perú (Colección Arte y Tesoros del Perú) 2005, 42-65.
  • “Nuestra Señora de Copacabana, ¿devoción india o intermediaria cultural?” In: S. Gruzinski et al.Passeurs, mediadores culturales y agentes de la primera globalización en el mundo ibéricoLima: Institut Français d’Études Andines and Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2005, 163-179.
  • “Los tejidos y la sociedad colonial andina.”Colonial Latin American Review, Volume 19, Issue April 2010. Honorable Mention, Franklin Pease G.Y. Memorial Prize for the best article published in CLAR in 2009-2010.
  • Death and Conversion in the Andes. Lima and Cuzco 1532-1670. (History, Languages and Cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese Worlds). Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2010. Winner, the Howard F. Cline Prize 2011, for its contribution to the history of indigenous peoples in Latin America, Conference on Latin American History. (Spanish edition: Muerte y conversión en los Andes, Lima y Cuzco, 1532-1670. Lima: Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, Instituto Francés de Estudios Andinos, Cooperación Regional Francesa, 2010).
  • 'Language and Society in Early Colonial Peru.' In: Paul Heggarty and Adrian J. Pearce, eds. Language and History in the Andes. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, pp. 19-38.
  • 'Native Presence in Post-Conquest Central Peru.' Oxford Bibliographies Online, 2012. http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199766581/obo-9780199766581-0067.xml
  • '"Mi tierra": Indigenous Migrants and their Hometowns in the Colonial Andes.' In: Dana Velasco Murillo, Mark Lentz, and Margarita R. Ochoa, eds. City Indians in Spain's American Empire: Urban Indigenous Society in Colonial Mesoamerica and Andean South America, 1530-1810. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2012, pp. 128-147.
  • 'Indian Hospitals and Government in the Colonial Andes.' Medical History, 57, pp 186-­205 (2013) doi:10.1017/mdh.2012.102  http://journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S0025727312001020   
  • Indigenous Intellectuals: Knowledge, Power, and Colonial Culture in Mexico and the Andes, NC: Duke University Press, 2014.
  • 'The Incas of Cuzco and the Transformation of Sacred Space under Spanish Colonial Rule.' In: Giuseppe Marcocci, Wietse de Boer, Aliocha Maldavsky and Ilaria Pavan, eds. Space and Conversion in Global Perspective. Leiden: Brill, 2014, 61-80.
  • "Sacred Boundaries: Parishes and the making of space in the colonial Andes." In: M. Kominko, ed. From Dust to Digital: Ten Years of the Endangered Archives Programme. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2015, pp. 225-258. http://www.openbookpublishers.com/reader/283/#page/294/mode/1up
  • 'Pastoral Visitations: Spaces of Negotiation in Andean Indigenous Parishes.' The Americas, Volume 73, Issue 01, January 2016, pp 39-57. Special Issue, Canon Law and Its Practice in Colonial Latin America. doi: 10.1017/tam.2016.3,