Individual Faculty Research Profile—Sara Guengerich, Ph.D.

Research Interests

  • Spanish American colonial literatures and history
  • Indigenous peoples of the Andes
  • Cultural and Gender studies
  • Afro-Hispanic narratives from colonial archival documents
  • Ecocriticism in the narratives of the Spanish Northern Frontier
  • Fashion in the Trans-Atlantic Early Modern Hispanic World


  • "Capac Women and the Politics of Marriage in Early Colonial Peru." Colonial Latin American Review. [Forthcoming 2014].
  • "Unfitting Shoes: Footwear Fashion and Social Mobility in Colonial Peru." Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies [Forthcoming 2014].
  • "Daughters of the Inca Conquest: Native Women in Spanish Colonial Probanzas." Uncovering the Colonial Archive: Women’s Textual Agency in Spanish America, 1500-1800, eds. Rocío Quispe-Agnoli and Mónica Díaz. [Forthcoming in 2014].
  • “Virtuosas y Corruptas: La mujer indígena en las obras de Guaman Poma de Ayala y el Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.” Hispania. A Journal Devoted to the Teaching of Spanish and Portuguese 96.4 (2013): 672-83. Print.
  • "The Perceptions of the Bison in the Chronicles of the Spanish Northern Frontier." Journal of the Southwest 55.1 (2013): 251-76. Print.
  • “Viceregal Fashions: Mantos, Sayas and Golden Buckles in Colonial Peru.” Monographic Review/Revista Monográfica XXV (2009): 45-70. Print.
  • “Paula de Eguiluz: The Witchcraft Trials of a Black Woman in Colonial Cartagena de Indias.” Afro-Latino Voices: Documentary Narratives from the Early Modern Iberian World, ed. Kathryn McKnight and Leo Garofalo. Cambridge: Hackett Publishing Company, 2009, pp. 175-193. Print.
  • “Bolivia and Its Importance to U.S. Latino Folklore.” Encyclopedia of Latino Folklore, ed. Maria Herrera-Sobek. Connecticut: Greenwood Press. Vol 1, 2012. 121-132. Print.