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Robert Clemens Schwaller

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - History
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 3650
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Teaching Interests

  • Latin America
  • History
  • Latin American Studies
  • Colonial
  • African Diaspora
  • Indigenous studies
  • Race
  • Ethnicity

Research Interests

  • Latin America
  • History
  • Latin American Studies
  • Colonial
  • African Diaspora
  • Indigenous studies
  • Race
  • Ethnicity

Selected Publications

Schwaller, R. C. (2016). Géneros de Gente in Early Colonial Mexico: Defining Racial Difference. University of Oklahoma Press.

Schwaller, R. C (Ed.). (2012). A Language of Empire, a Quotidian Tongue: The Uses of Nahuatl in Colonial New Spain. Ethnohistory, 59(4).

Selected Grants

Schwaller, Robert C, (Principal), Early Afro-Indigenous Frontiers in the Southern Caribbean, $5,888, (07/01/2015 - 08/31/2015) . The GRF provided funds that allowed me to conduct research at the Archivo General de la Nacion in Bogota Colombia. This research allowed me to access archival documents concerning Africans and Native Americans in early Spanish America. This outcomes of this research has already been presented at several conferences and is part of a larger project that will culminate in a historical monograph. University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Schwaller, Robert C, (Principal), Franklin Research Grant, "Early Afro-Indigenous Frontiers in the Southern Caribbean (16th and 17th c.)", American Philosophical Society, $6,000, (07/01/2014 - 08/31/2015) . Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded.

Schwaller, Robert C, (Principal), Craig Anthony Arnold Faculty Research Stipend, $1,200, (07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015) . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.


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