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 compare two areas of the viceroyalty: the central highlands and the southern region of Puno paying particular attention to variables such as local political dynamics, justice and law, economic activities, and the process of militarization.
- 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