Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

  S. Elizabeth Penry
Assistant Professor of History
Office Location: Dealy Hall 620 
Phone: (718) 817-2676
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Dr. Penry is the author of The People Are King: The Making of an Andean Indigenous Politics (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).  She is a contributing editor for the Handbook of Latin American Studies, published by the Library of Congress.  She has received many awards for her research and writing including fellowships from the John Carter Brown Library, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and the Lewis Hanke Prize from the Conference on Latin American History.  During 2002-2003, supported by a Fordham University Faculty Fellowship and a Fulbright Senior Research Award  Dr. Penry will be on leave in Spain where she is beginning a new research project, titled “Comuneros in Castile and Peru:  A Study of Hispanic Political Philosophy and Rebellion in the Old World and New.” 

At Fordham, she is active in the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, having served as Associate Director and a member of the Executive Committee. She has also been a sponsor for Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society.  In her teaching, as in her research, the emphasis is on social and cultural history.  Courses include: The Andes, Rebellion in Latin America , and Gender and Honor in Latin America.

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