Karen B. Graubart: Space, Race and Citizens: The Formation of Urban Colonialism in 16th Century Lima and Trujillo, Peru.

International Studies in Planning, Spring 2007 Lecture Series

Karen Graubart is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Cornell University. She is the author of With Our Labor and Sweat: Indigenous Women and the Formation of Colonial Society, Peru 1550-1700 (Stanford, 2007). Her new research is a transcolonial study of urban life in Seville, Spain in the 15th century and Lima, Peru in the 16th century, drawing out the connections between the Iberian treatment of Muslims, Jews and African slaves under Christian rule on the peninsula, and indigenous peoples and African slaves in the New World. Her talk will examine the unexpected integration of early colonial cities in the New World, and the production of new forms of identity among subaltern urban subjects.

Sponsored by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and the Department of City and Regional Planning