Silvia Veronica Escanilla Huerta
- Politics, Gender, Culture, and Society in Peru and the Andes, 1700-1850; Revolutions and Indigenous Rebellions; Independence Era, and the Transition from Empire to Republic; Political Legitimacy and Sovereignty in the Andes.
My research focuses on the period 1783-1828 where I explore the political and social process that led to the war of Independence in Peru. I focus on a group of indigenous communities located in three areas of the viceroyalty: the central highlands, the southern region of Puno, and the Upper Peru region. I analyze how the nature of their relationship with the crown changes over time since the end of the Tupac Amaru rebellion and throughout the war. By paying attention to both local political dynamics and regional and global events I trace the genealogy of a new form of political struggle, the guerrilla, and assess its central role in the war of independence and the new political configuration that emerges during this armed conflict.
- B.A. Universidad de Buenos Aires
- M.A. Universidad de San Andrés
Distinctions / Awards
- 2017 AHA Alfred J. Beveridge Grant, awarded by the American Historical Association for research in the History of the Western Hemisphere.
- 2017 Kilby Fellowship, awarded by the Center for Latin America and Caribbean Studies at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for PhD students who have reached ABD status and will conduct research in Latin America.
- 2017 Nelle Signor Graduate Scholarship in International Relations, awarded by the International Scholarship Review Committee in International Programs and Studies of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to conduct archival research in Peru and Bolivia
- 2017 Richard Maass Memorial Research Grant, awarded by the Manuscript Society to conduct archival research on manuscripts located at various archives in Latin America.
- Tinker Field Research Summer Fellowship 2015, awarded by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to conduct archival research at the Biblioteca Nacional in Lima, Peru.
- Slicher Van Bath-De Jong Grant, 2013-14
- HIST205 Latin America Through Primary Accounts.
- HIST100 Global History (TA)