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Robert Haskett

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Biographical Information

  • Professor, specializing in Latin America, Mexico, Meso-American Ethnohistory
  • B.A. 1975, California State University Long Beach
  • M.A. 1978 at UC Los Angeles
  • Ph.D in 1985 at UC Los Angeles
  • With the U of O since 1987


  • Co-Editor, Mesoamerican Ethnohistory Section, Handbook of Latin American Studies (a bi-annual annotated bibliography)
  • Indigenous Rulers: An Ethnohistory of Indian Town Government in Colonial Cuernavaca (University of New Mexico Press, 1991)
  • "'Our Suffering with the Taxco Tribute:' Involuntary Mine Labor and Indigenous Society in Central New Spain," Hispanic American
  • Historical Review (1991)
  • "Indian Town Government in Colonial Cuernavaca: Persistence, Adaptation, and Change" Hispanic American Historical Review (1987)
  • "'Not a Pastor, But a Wolf:' Indigenous-Clergy Relations in Early Cuernavaca and Taxco," The Americas (1994)
  • "Paper Shields: The Ideology of Coats of Arms in Colonial Mexican Primordial Titles," Ethnohistory (1996)

Fellowships, Grants, and Honors

  • William Spence Robertson Prize for Best Article in Hispanic American Historical Review
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Travel Grant
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers
  • Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship in Pre-Columbian Studies

Current Research and Writing

  • A book on indigenous labor in the Taxco silver mines in colonial New Spain; and research on Indian land titles and local history in Mexico.