Fernando Castro, Street Photographer,  Lima



  • In March 2018, FIU  hosted members of La Patrona Collective for Archivos: An Open Seminar. Click to see event video, readings, and a photo collage.
  • The reflections of participants in the Archivos event, along with others scholars and archivists, will be featured in the 2017-8 issue of Hemisphere, a publication of the FIU Kimberly Green Latin American & Caribbean Studies Center. Check back!

Recent Online Activities

  • I was delighted to be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Faculty Convocation at FIU. You can read the text of my remarks here, or watch a video here.
  • The American Historical Association recently featured me in a Member Spotlight
  •  participated in a wide-ranging dialogue in 2017 with other historians who’ve recently written on law in the journal Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • I was interviewed by The Junto, an exciting blog on early American history, about my thoughts on Spanish America childhood history. The other interviews in the roundtable series show what a dynamic field this is.
  • In April 2017, my newest book, The Enlightenment on Trial was featured at an event also honoring my retiring colleague David Cook at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú– the institution that first hosted me as a doctoral student in Lima in the 90s. I am also proud to take David’s place as the liaison between FIU and PUCP’s and continue their long history of institutional collaboration  Video here.
  • My reflections on how Fidel Castro’s death and the 2016 presidential election are related in Miami appeared on the North American Conference on Latin America (NACLA) website in November 2016