Amy Huras

Assistant Professor Faculty/Fellow

Areas of Research/Interest

Colonial Latin America; Andes; Social history of language

Faculty Bio

Amy received her BA in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Guelph (2006), an MPhil in Latin American Studies from the University of Cambridge (2007), and a PhD in History from the University of Toronto (2016). Her doctoral dissertation, “Castilianization in the Archdiocese of Lima, 1600-1700,” explores language and colonialism during the seventeenth century in Peru. Amy has carried out extensive archival research in repositories in Spain, Peru, and England, drawing on the methodologies of history and linguistic anthropology. She is currently revising her dissertation for publication as a book. Amy is co-editor with Gordana Yovanovich of Latin American Identities after 1980 (2010). This interdisciplinary anthology gathers together works by scholars of Latin American studies examining processes of identity formation and change over the last three decades.