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First Name
Silvia
Last Name
Escanilla Huerta
Affiliation
PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Website URL
https://history.illinois.edu/directory/profile/escanil2
Keywords
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.
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About Me

Silvia Escanilla Huerta received her Master’s degree from the University of San Andrés (Buenos Aires) in 2015 and is now pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of the Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on the process of independence in Peru, (1783-1828) and she has edited a book and published some articles on the topic. She has been the recipient of numerous grants, including the CEDLA Fellowship in 2013-2014, the Tinker Fellowship in 2015, and the Beveridge Grant in 2017.

 

Recent Publications

“Patriotas de su propia tierra. La costa central norte en el contexto de las incursiones de Cochrane, 1819” in Las guerras de independencia en clave bicentenario ed. Daniel Morán, Carlos Carcelén (Lima: Grupo Gráfico del Piero, 2018).

Review of Carlos Contreras and Luis Miguel Glave (eds.), La independencia del Perú: ¿Concedida, conseguida, concebida? (Lima: Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015), and Colectivo por el Bicentenario de la Revolución del Cusco, El Cusco insurrecto: La revolución de 1814 doscientos años después (Lima: Ministerio de Cultura; Dirección Desconcentrada de Cultura de Cusco, Subdirección de Industrias Culturales y Artes; Fondo Editorial, 2016) in Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol. 50, No. 4, (November 2018).

Review of Ahmed I. Deidán de la Torre, Pueblos y Soberanía: continuidades y rupturas conceptuales durante la insurgencia en el reino de Quito (1809-1813), Quito, Ecuador: Sección Nacional del Ecuador del IPGH, 2016, in Hispanic American Historical Review, Vol. 98, Issue 4, (2018).

“Indigenous People and Peruvian Independence: A Polemical Historiography”, a blog post for the “Race and Revolution” series by the Age of Revolutions blog posted online on May 21, 2018 at https://ageofrevolutions.com/2018/05/21/indigenous-people-and-peruvian-independence-a-polemical-historiography/

 

Review of Matthew Crawford, The Andean Wonder Drug: Cinchona Bark and Imperial Science in the Spanish Atlantic, 1630-1800. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016 in Revista Andina n. 54, 2016, pp. 263-266.

 

“Histories of Peruvian Independence” an annotated bibliography on the subject of Peruvian Independence. Published online on July 27, 2016 at http://backlist.cc/lists/histories-of-peruvian-independence

 

“La transformación política de la sociedad virreinal. El norte chico frente a la guerra de independencia (1820-1822)” (The Political Transformation of the Viceregal Society. The ´Norte chico´ and the War of Independence. 1820-1822), in Revista Documenta de Historia Militar nro. 4, Lima, Peru, Agosto de 2014.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Andes, Peru
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, Caribbean, Latin America, Spain, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Pre-17th century, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Emancipation, Gender, Indigenous Peoples, Law, Military, Politics, Sports