Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Kris Lane

Professor - History, France Vinton Scholes Chair in Colonial Latin American History

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Department Affiliation

  • 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, Professor, 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
  • Department Chair, History Department, Tulane University, 2016-2019
  • Director of Graduate Studies, History Department, Tulane University, 2014-2016
  • Editorial Board, Fronteras de la Historia, 2011-2016
  • General Editor, Colonial Latin American Review, 2010-
  • President, Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction (FEEGI), 2006-2008
  • School of Liberal Arts Research Award, Tulane University, 2016
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2015-2016
  • Mellon Research Fellowship, Huntington Library, 2011, 2012
  • Edwin Lieuwen Memorial Prize for Teaching, Rocky Mountain Council of Latin American Studies, 2005
  • Fulbright Lecture/Research Fellowship (Bogota, Colombia), Fall 2005
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Quechua
Overseas Experience
  • Andes
  • Southern Cone
  • Iberia
  • Colombia
  • Brazil
Selected Publications
  • 2016. “Ecuadorian Cinnabar and the Prehispanic Trade in Vermilion Pigment: Viable Hypothesis or Red Herring?” With Richard L. Burger (1st) and Colin A. Cooke (3rd). Latin American Antiquity 27(1): 22-35.
  • 2015. “La corrupción vs. dominación colonial. El gran fraude de la Casa de la Moneda de Potosí, 1649.” Boletín del Instituto de Historia Argentina y Americana “Dr Emilio Ravignani.‘€ University of Buenos Aires, Tercera serie, 43(2): 94-130.
  • 2015. Pillaging the Empire: Global Piracy on the High Seas, 1500-1750. 2d revised & expanded ed. New York: Routledge.
  • 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: HISL-4840-01: Piracy in the Americas to 1750

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 1

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