Claudia Ruth Brosseder
Claudia Brosseder is Assistant professor of colonial Latin Americanhistory at the University of Illinois. Brosseder’s research focuses on the indigenous world of colonial Peru, as well as on the intellectual history of colonial Peru in a transatlantic setting. She is particularly interested in reconstructing the colonial Andean world from the vantage point of the Andean people. Over the course of her studies Brosseder has gained expertise in two distinct areas of scholarship: the intellectual history of early modern Europe and the history of the colonial Andes.
She has authored the book: The Power of Huacas. Change and Resistance in the Andean World of colonial Peru (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014), which won the 2015 Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in the category of Historical Studies by the American Academy of Religion. Her first book Im Bann der Sterne. Caspar Peucer, Philipp Melanchthon und andere Wittenberger Astrologen (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2004), is a study of the role of astrology among sixteenth century Protestants.
Brosseder has been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Stetson University,and held research and teaching positions at Stanford University, Heidelberg University, and Munich University. She has received several fellowships, among them the Feodor-Lynen fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation and the “Habilitation prize” by the Bavarian state.
- History of colonial Latin America, Peru, indigenous Andean history, transatlantic intellectual history, intellectual history of Early Modern Europe
- Ph.D.: Munich University, Habilitation: Munich University