Texas Tech University

Spanish Faculty

Dr. Sara Guengerich

Sara Guengerich

Associate Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2009


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Abridged CV

Biographical Info

Originally from Bolivia, Sara Vicuña Guengerich (M.A., Ph.D. in Spanish, University of New Mexico) is Associate Professor of Colonial Latin American literature and history in the Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures.

Areas of Research

  • 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
  • Material Culture in the Trans-Atlantic Early Modern Hispanic World

Courses Commonly Taught

  • Spanish American Colonial Literatures and Cultures.
  • Colonial Blackness: Race and Identity in the Spanish American Colonial World.
  • Introduction to Hispanic literatures.
  • The Cultural Legacy of the Andes.
  • Visual Encounters: Texts and Films of the Spanish American Colonial Period.
  • Intermediate Spanish Conversation.

Awards and Honors

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Long-Term Fellow, John Carter Brown Library, 2017.
  • Fellow at the Humanities Center at Texas Tech, 2015.
  • Nomination for the President's Excellence in Teaching Award, 2014.
  • Gloria Lyerla Library Memorial Fund Research Travel Grant, 2013.
  • Newberry Library Fellowship, 2010.

Selected Publications

Articles in Referred Journals:

  • "[Por] haberme cabido en suerte ser de la familia y sangre de los Incas": Linaje, lengua y limpieza de la sangre materna en la obra del Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. Philologia Hispalensis [Forthcoming].
  • "Los conflictos genealógicos en la República de Indios: repensando el papel del género en la sucesión de los linajes incaicos." In Estudios y debates. Revista Andina 54 (2017): 76-79.
  • "Capac Women and the Politics of Marriage in Early Colonial Peru." Colonial Latin American Review 24.2 (2015): 147-167. Print.
  • "Unfitting Shoes: Footwear Fashion and Social Mobility in Colonial Peru." Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 14.2 (2014): 159-85. Print.
  • "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.

Book Chapters:

  • "The Portrait of a Royalist Cacica: Doña Maria Teresa Choquehuanca and the Native Nobility of Upper Peru." [Forthcoming]
  • "Inca Women Under Spanish Rule." In Women's Negotiations and Textual Agency in Latin America, 1500–1799. Mónica Díaz, ed. New York: Routledge.
  • "The Inca Garcilaso on Women," Approaches to Teaching the Works of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. New York: Modern Language Association of America [Forthcoming]
  • "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.

Other Academic publications:

  • "In Memoriam: María Rostworowski Tovar de Diez Canseco (1915-2016)." Colonial Latin American Review 25:4, 557-558.

Books in Progress:

  • Daughters of the Inca Conquest: Noble Andean Women in Colonial Peru, 1532-1825 (In Progress)
  • The Cacicas of Colonial Spanish America, 1492-1825, with Margarita R. Ochoa (Under contract with the University of Oklahoma Press)