Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Kris Lane

France Vinton Scholes Chair in Colonial Latin American History

Contact Info


  • B.A., University of Colorado-Boulder, History & Latin American Studies, 1991
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, History, 1996

Academic Experience

  • ‘France Vinton Scholes Chair in Colonial Latin American History, Tulane University, 2011-
  • Professor, College of William & Mary, 1997-2011
  • Visiting Professor, University of Leiden, Spring 2010
  • Visiting Professor, National University of Colombia, Bogotá, Fall 2005
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Miami, 1996-1997

Research & Teaching Specializations: Andes; South America

Related Experience

  • Editorial Board, Fronteras de la Historia, 2010-
  • General Editor, Colonial Latin American Review, 2010-
  • President, Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction (FEEGI), 2006-2008


  • Mellon Research Fellowship, Huntington Library, 2011
  • Edwin Lieuwen Memorial Prize for Teaching, Rocky Mountain Council of Latin American Studies, 2005
  • Fulbright Lecture/Research Fellowship (Bogota, Colombia), Fall 2005

Languages: Spanish; Portuguese; Quechua

Selected Publications

  • 2012. Latin America in Colonial Times With Matthew Restall .Cambridge.
  • 2012. Crossroads & Cultures. With Bonnie Smith, et al. Bedford/St. Martin’s.
  • 2011. "Gone Platinum: Contraband and Chemistry in Eighteenth-Century Colombia," Colonial Latin American Review 20:1 (April 2011): 61-79.
  • 2010. Colour of Paradise: The Emerald in the Age of Gunpowder Empires. Yale.
  • 2009. "Memorias robadas: reflexiones sobre archivos, historia y poder," Jarbuch für Geschichte Lateinamerikas 46 (2009): 167-76.
  • 2002. Quito 1599: City & Colony in Transition. New Mexico.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Commodity Chains in Latin America; Mining the Americas; Colonial Latin American Historiography; Colonial Latin American survey; Three Latin American Cities

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 3