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Iñigo García-Bryce

Inigo Garcia Bryce

Contact Info:

Breland 250 



B.A., Harvard University, 1988

M.A., Latin American Studies, Stanford University

Ph.D., History, Stanford University, 2000


Research and Teaching Interests:  

Latin American Social and Political History, History of Revolutions in Latin America, Oral History, History of Technology in Latin America

Dr García-Bryce, who grew up in Peru, maintains his ties to the country through his research, teaching and public lectures.  He has written a book about the history of the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance titled Haya de la Torre and the Pursuit of Power in Peru and Latin America (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018), that will also be published in Spanish by Penguin Random-House in 2024.  His first book Crafting the Republic: Lima’s Artisans and Nation-Building in Peru, 1821-1879 (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico, 2004) explores artisan social and political organizations in nineteenth-century Peru at a time of increasing globalization.  The Spanish translation República con ciudadanos: los artesanos de Lima, 1821-1879  was published by the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos in 2008.

His current research projects include a history of the construction of Peru’s Central Railroad from 1869 to 1907, at the time the highest in the world, reaching 15,685 feet, and a co-authored biography of the late Peruvian president Alan Garcia.

He was Director of NMSU’s Center for Latin American and Border Studies from 2011-2016, and 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 speaks English, Spanish and French fluently, and also has proficiency in Quechua, Latin, Italian, Portuguese and German.  He has presented his research in England, Germany, Peru and Argentina.  He has lived in Lima (Peru), Prague (Czech Republic), Berlin and Munich (Germany), Paris (France) and Colombo (Sri Lanka).   He has also 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).

Authored Book
Haya de la Torre and the Pursuit of Power in Peru and Latin America (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018).



History 311V and 312V: Colonial and Modern Latin America

History 331: Rebels Guerrillas and Terrorists in Latin America

History 443/570: The Cold War in Latin America

History 453/553: History of Cuba

History 479/579: Oral History

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