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Alcira Dueñas

Alcira Dueñas

Alcira Dueñas

Associate Professor | Department of History | College of Arts and Sciences


(614) 292-4094

244 Reese Hall
1179 University Dr.,
Newark, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Latin American History
  • Power, Culture, and the State
  • Race, Ethnicity, and the Nation


  • Ph.D., Latin American History, Ohio State University (2001)
  • B.A., Economics, University of Bogotá JTL, Colombia

Dr. Dueñas is an Associate Professor teaching at the OSU Newark campus, and joined the Department of History in 2003. A specialist in Latin American History, Colonial Latin American literature and Women’s history, Dr. Dueñas's teaching and research interests include the history of colonialism and post colonialism in Latin America and the roles of Andeans, women, and other subordinate subjects in such processes. Her teaching includes courses on Colonial and Modern Latin America, Women's history of Latin America, and modern world history. Her research explores the cultural, intellectual, and social history of the marginalized groups in Latin America, particularly in the Andean region. 

Dr. Dueñas has published articles in academic journals in the United States, Peru and Colombia and also chapters in edited books in the United States. Her recent publications include “Cabildos de Naturales en el Ocaso Colonial: jurisdicción, posesión y defensa del espacio étnico”, Histórica, (2016); “The Lima Indian Letrados: Remaking the ´República de Indios’ in the Bourbon Andes.” In Indigenous Liminalities: Actors and Translators of Colonial Culture in Native Key, Special Issue, The Americas, (2015); Indians and Mestizos in the ‘Lettered City’: Reshaping Justice, Social Hierarchy, and Political Culture in Colonial Peru (University Press of Colorado, 2010).


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