Fernando Castro, Street Photographer Downtown Lima

I am a scholar with a wide range of research interests in Spanish American history, including the law, childhood and youth, intellectual history, gender, slavery and ethnohistory. My original regional expertise was in the colonial Andes and Lima, Peru, but in recent years I have explored the history of Mexico City and Oaxaca, as well as Spanish history, especially the rural region around the city of Toledo. Future projects will bring me back to Lima and send me off to new worlds, including the history of Roman Catholic sacraments, US Latino history and the twentieth century.

Academic Positions

  • Professor of History (Fall 2018- present)
  • Associate Professor of History, Florida International University (2007-2018)
  • Associate Professor of History (2007); Assistant Professor of History, Emory University (2001-7)
  • Visiting Instructor of History, Duke University (Spring 2000)
  • Instructor of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Spring 2000)


  • Ph.D. in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, December 2001
  • M.A. in History, University of Arizona, May 1995
  • B.A. in History, University of South Carolina, August 1992