Dr. Peter B. Villella
Office: MHRA 2108
Office Phone: 336-334-3986
Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles, 2009
M.A., University of California-Los Angeles, 2005
B.A., University of Virginia, 2001
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2010-
Lecturer, University of California-Los Angeles, 2009
- HIS 239: The First America: Latin America, 1492-1826
- HIS 240: (Dis)order and Progress: Latin America since 1810
- HIS 319: Sugar, Soccer, Samba: History of Brazil
- HIS 320: History of Mexico and Central America
- HIS 321: Latin America and the United States
- HIS 508 seminars:
- Utopianism in Latin America, 1492-1849
- "Indians" and the Nation in Latin America
- Revolution and Reform in Modern Latin America
- Colonial Spanish and Portuguese America
- Indigenous cultures of the Americas
- Intellectual and legal history of colonial Mexico
- Indigenous Elites and Creole Identity in Colonial Mexico, 1500-1800 (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2016).
- "The Last Acolhua: Alva Ixtlilxochitl and Elite Native Historiography in Early New Spain," Colonial Latin American Review 23, no. 1 (2014).
- "Indian Lords, Hispanic Gentlemen: The Salazars of Colonial Tlaxcala," The Americas 69, no. 1 (2012).
- "'Pure and Noble Indians, Untainted by Inferior Idolatrous Races': Native Elites and the Discourse of Blood Purity in Late-Colonial Mexico," Hispanic American Historical Review 91, no. 4 (2011).
Selected Awards and Honors
- National Endowment for the Humanities, Scholarly Editions and Translations, 2014-17
- Fellow, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), 2012-13
- Research Fellow, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, 2011
- Helm Research Fellow, Lilly Library, Bloomington, IN, 2010
- José Amor y Vázquez Fellow, John Carter Brown University, Providence, RI, 2008
- Other awards listed on Vitae.