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Iñigo García-Bryce

Iñigo  García-Bryce

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Breland 250

Expertise: Latin America




B.A., Harvard University, 1988

M.A., Latin American Studies, Stanford University

Ph.D., History, Stanford University, 2000


Research and Teaching Interests:   Latin American History, History of Revolutions in Latin America, History of Peru and the Andes, Oral History.

Dr García-Bryce grew up in Peru and has maintained his ties to the country through his research.  He wrote his dissertation on Lima’s artisans during the nineteenth century, exploring the ways in which they organized socially and politically to face the new challenges of “globalization” as Latin America increasingly adopted free trade and democratic political ideals.   It was published by the University of New Mexico Press in 2004 with the title Crafting the Republic: Lima’s Artisans and Nation-Building in Peru, 1821-1879, and translated and published by the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos in 2008 with the title República con ciudadanos: los artesanos de Lima, 1821-1879.

His current research is on the history of the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance (APRA), one of Latin America’s oldest populist parties.    He is writing a biography of its founder Victor Raúl Haya de la Torre.    He is also completing a compilation of oral histories conducted with elderly APRA members whose memories dates back to the 1930s and 1940s.  He has published a number of articles on APRA (see Selected Publications).

He was Visiting Professor at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Fall 2009) as a Fulbright Scholar, where he taught a course on Oral History.

He has been Director of NMSU’s Center for Latin American and Border Studies since 2011.
He speaks English, Spanish and French fluently, and has also has some proficiency in Quechua, Latin, Italian, Portuguese and German.  He has presented on his research in England, Germany, Peru and Argentina.  His international experiences include living in Prague (Czech Republic), Berlin and Munich (Germany), Paris (France) and Colombo (Sri Lanka).   He has worked as a journalist and a Spanish interpreter and translator.


Selected Publications:

“Transnational Activist: Magda Portal and the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance, 1926-1950,” The Americas, Vol. 70, no. 4, April 2014
“Respectable Revolutionaries: The APRA Party and Middle Class Identity in Peru, 1930 – 1956,” book chapter in Ricardo Lopez and Barbara Weinstein eds., The Making of the Middle Class: Toward a Transnational History (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2012)

“A Revolution Remembered, A Revolution Forgotten: The 1932 Aprista Insurrection in Trujillo,Peru,”  A Contracorriente, Vol. 7, No. 3, Spring 2010 | Primavera, 2010.

Authored Book
República con ciudadanos: los artesanos de Lima, 1821-1879 (Lima: Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2008).

Authored Book Crafting the Republic: Lima’s Artisans and Nation-Building in Peru, 1821-1879 (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2004).



History 311V and 312V: Colonial and Modern Latin America (Spring 2015)

History 331: Rebels Guerrillas and Terrorists in Latin America

History 443/570: The Cold War in Latin America

History 459/559: History of Peru: From Incas to Inca Cola (Spring 2015)

History 455/555 History of Brazil

History 358: History of Argentina

History 453/553: History of Cuba

History 354/552: History of Modern Mexico

History 598: The Craft of History

History 580: Graduate Research Seminar

History 593: Graduate Readings Seminar: History, Myth and Memory