Alejandra Osorio

Alejandra Osorio
aosorio@wellesley.edu

(781) 283-2914
History
B.A., M.A., New York University; Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook
FND 215



Alejandra Osorio
Associate Professor of History

Associate Professor of History with a focus on the intersection of politics and urban culture in colonial Latin America.


My research focuses on the intersection of politics and urban culture in colonial Latin America. My most recent book examines the baroque political and cultural making of Lima, the colonial capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru. I am working on a collaborative project on cities in the Spanish and Portuguese Atlantic Worlds.

I held the position of Associate Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida in 2000-2001. At Florida I was also an Assistant Scholar in Latin American Studies, and faculty affiliate of the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research, teaching upper-level seminars in Latin American Women's Movements and Feminisms, and on the topics of Violence, Fear and Cities in the Americas.

I have conducted archival research in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, Spain and the United States. I have been a visiting scholar at the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos in Lima, Peru. In 1996-1997 I was a Fulbright scholar at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru and between 1995-97 a member of the Seminar on Peruvian Historiography and Gender Studies at CENDOC-Mujer, in Lima, Peru.

I have organized several conference panels and delivered papers before numerous historical, anthropological and Latin American Studies societies in Latin America, the United States and Europe. I have published articles in Peru, England and the United States.

I have been the recipient of several  fellowships, including the Fulbright Dissertation Fellowship, the W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship, the Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant, the Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship and the Helbein Scholar Award. She is the recipient of the 2001 Fred Weinstein Award for Best History Dissertation.