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Kimberly Gauderman

    Associate Professor, History

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Associate Professor Kimberly Gauderman received an appointment in the Department of History in 1998 and is currently the departmental Undergraduate Advisor. Guaderman offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on early and modern Latin American history, with emphases on topics such as indigenous peoples, women, gender and sexuality, environment, human rights, terrorism and authoritarian regimes. Her research focuses on the construction of institutional authority in the early modern and modern periods in Iberia and Latin America, the creation of racial categories, gender norms, and sexuality. Recently, Guaderman has served as an expert witness for individuals seeking asylum from Andean nations and Central America.


  • PhD in Latin American History, University of California, Los Angeles (1998)
  • MA in Latin American History, University of California, Los Angeles (1990)
  • BA in History and French, University of Oregon (1986)

Research Areas

  • Early and Modern Latin America
  • Ethnohistory
  • Gender Norms and Sexuality
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration and Asylum
  • Indigenous Peoples

Country Specialization(s)

  • Andean Region
  • Central America
  • Ecuador
  • Mexico

Latin American Studies Courses

*Latin America-related courses offered during the past three years*

  • HIST 686 Seminar: Racial Horizons in Early and Modern Latin America
  • ANTH 530 T: Pro-Seminar in Latin American Studies
  • CRP 570 Seminar: Indigenous Latin America
  • HIST 473/653 Indigenous Latin America
  • HIST 686 Seminar: The Event Horizon of Ethnicity: Creating the “Indian” in Early Spanish America
  • HIST 181 Early Latin America
  • HIST 300/500 Inca Empire to Spanish Colony