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Rachel Sarah O'Toole, University of California, Irvine

2021 Keynote Talk: Erasures, Revisions, and Histories in Andean Studies

Rachel Sarah O’Toole is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Irvine where she teaches classes on colonial Latin America, the African Diaspora, and sex and gender. Her monograph, Bound Lives: Africans, Indians, and the Making of Race in Colonial Peru received the 2013 Latin American Studies Association Peru Section Flora Tristán book prize. With Sherwin Bryant and Ben Vinson III, she co-edited Africans to Spanish America: Expanding the Diaspora (2012) and with Ivonne del Valle and Anna More, she co-edited Iberian Empires and the Roots of Globalization (2019). She has published articles on the construction of whiteness, masculinity within slavery, African Diaspora identities, indigenous politics, and gender influences on racial constructions, and currently is completing her second monograph regarding the meanings of freedom in colonial Peru.