UCLA History
Kevin Terraciano

Dr. Kevin Terraciano

Professor & Dr. E. Bradford Burns Chair in Latin American Studies

Kevin Terraciano is Professor of History, Director of the Latin American Institute, and co-chair of the Latin American Studies Graduate Program at UCLA.

Email terra@history.ucla.edu
Office 5353 Bunche Hall
Phone 310-825-8410


     Terraciano's first book, The Mixtecs of Colonial Oaxaca (Stanford University Press, 2001), received the Wheeler-Voegelin Award from the American Society for Ethnohistory for the best book published in the field of ethnohistory in 2001, the Cline Prize from the Conference on Latin American History for the best book on the Indians of Latin America published in 2001 and 2002, and the Bolton-Johnson Prize (honorable mention) from the Conference on Latin American History (American Historical Association) for the best book on the history of Latin America published in 2001.

     Three of Terraciano’s research articles have won awards in recent years. He received the Heizer Prize from the American Society for Ethnohistory for an article titled “Crime and Culture in Colonial Mexico: the Case of the Mixtec Murder Note” (Ethnohistory 45:4, 1998). Another article, titled “The Colonial Mixtec Community,” published in the Hispanic American Historical Review (80:1, 2000), won the Robertson prize from the Conference on Latin American History. In 2004, Terraciano and Lisa Sousa received the Heizer Prize from the American Society for Ethnohistory for an article titled “The ‘Original Conquest’ of Oaxaca: Late Colonial Nahuatl and Mixtec Accounts of the Spanish Conquest” (Ethnohistory, 50:2, Spring 2003).

Selected Publications:
“Parallel Nahuatl and Pictorial Texts in the Mixtec Codex Sierra Texupan.” Ethnohistory, 62: 3 (Fall, 2015).

“Narrativas de Tlatelolco sobre la Conquista de México.” Estudios de Cultura Nahuatl, v. 47 (enero-junio), 2014.

Los mixtecos de la Oaxaca colonial: La historia ñudzahui del siglo xvi al xviii. Translation of The Mixtecs of Colonial Oaxaca by Pablo Escalante Gonzalbo. México: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2013.

“Memorias contrapuestas de la conquista de México.” In Miradas comparadas en los virreinatos de América, ed. by Ilona Katzew. Mexico: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia; CONACULTA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2012. — see version of this chapter in English, published in Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World (Yale University Press, 2011).

“Voices from the Other Side: Native Views from New Spain, Peru, and North America.” In The Atlantic World c. 1450–c. 1850, ed. by Philip Morgan and Nicholas Canny. London and New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

“History: Ethnohistory: Mesoamerica.” Co-edited with Lisa Sousa. Handbook of Latin American Studies, vol. 66. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011.

“A Historiography of New Spain.” Co-authored with Lisa Sousa. In The Historiography of Latin America, ed. by Jose Moya. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

“Three Texts in One: Book XII of the Florentine Codex.” Ethnohistory, vol. 57 (1) 2010.

“La genealogía de la memoria social indígena: Las construcciones estratégicas del pasado en los títulos primordiales del valle de Oaxaca.” Co-authored with Lisa Sousa, in Andrew Roth Seneff (ed.), Caras y máscaras del México étnico: La participación indígena en las formaciones del Estado mexicano, vol. I. Zamora, México: El Colegio de Michoacán, 2010.

“Three Views of the Conquest of Mexico from the Other Mexica.” In The Conquest of Mexico All Over Again, ed. by Susan Schroeder. London: Sussex Academic Press, 2010.