Dr. Radding (UNC Chapel Hill) will engage an informal conversation with Dr. Matt Vitz (UCSD) about her life and career devoted to colonial Latin American environmental, borderlands and indigenous history.
Cynthia Radding is the Gussenhoven Distinguished Professor of History and Latin American Studies at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her scholarship is rooted in the imperial borderlands of the Spanish and Portuguese American empires, emphasizing the role of indigenous peoples and other colonized groups in shaping those borderlands, transforming their landscapes, and producing colonial societies. She is past President of the Conference on Latin American History (2011-2013) affiliated with the American Historical Association; she served as book review editor of Hispanic American Historical Review (HAHR, 2012-2017) and on the Editorial Boards of American Historical Review, HAHR and The Americas and on the Advisory Council of the Inter-American Foundation. Cynthia Radding is President of the Board of Directors of the Americas Research Network, and she is co-editor of the Borderlands of the Iberian World with Danna Levin Rojo, a multi-authored Oxford University Press Handbook scheduled for publication in 2019. Her publications include Landscapes of Power and Identity. Comparative Histories in the Sonoran Desert and the Forests of Amazonia from Colony to Republic, Durham: Duke University Press, 2005 (published in Spanish in Bolivia, 2005, and in Mexico, 2008); Wandering Peoples: Colonialism, Ethnic Spaces, and Ecological Frontiers (Northwestern Mexico, 1700-1850), Durham: Duke University Press, 1997 (published in Spanish in Mexico, 2016); Borderlands in World History, co-edited with Chad Bryant and Paul Readman (Palgrave, 2014); “Northern New Spain” in Oxford Bibliographies in Atlantic History. Ed. Trevor Burnard. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017; “Indigenous Landscapes in Northwestern New Spain: Environmental History through Contested Boundaries and Colonial Land Claims,” Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities, Vol. 3 (Winter/Spring/Fall 2015-2016) p. 311-329.
Event co-sponsors: Center for Latin American Studies/Tinker Foundation, Latin American Working Group, Department of History, The Program in History and Philosophy of Science, The Bill Lane Center for the American West, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Stanford Humanities Center, John Wirth Fund, Center for Food Security and the Environment