Portrait of Professor Natalia Sobrevilla Perea

Professor Natalia Sobrevilla Perea

Professor of Latin American History

About

Professor Natalia Sobrevilla Perea has published on a wide range of issues, from economic to social history, and has a special interest in intellectual history and constitutionalism. 

Research interests

Professor Sobrevilla Perea’s interests include state formation and political culture in the Andes from the end of the colonial period throughout the nineteenth century, as well as issues of identity, race and ethnicity, and military culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in South America. 

She has published on a wide range of issues, from economic to social history, and has a special interest in intellectual history and constitutionalism. Her monograph The Caudillo of the Andes: Andres de Santa Cruz was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011 and in 2015 it was published in Spanish by the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos. 

Her edited collection on the Impact of the 1812 Constitution of Cadiz in the Atlantic world that emerged from the work of an international network of scholars was published in 2015. Between 2015 and 2018 she led an international team, the War and Nation Network, funded by a Leverhulme International Network Grant. It studied the links between war and the emergence of nations in South America; several essay collections have been published, an edited collection is under preparation and an online resource has been produced.

Between 2014-2015 she held a Leverhulme Fellowship, and between 2017-2018 a Humboldt Fellowship which she held at the Free University of Berlin to write a monograph on the history of the army and the origins of the state in Peru from 1800 to 1860 which she is completing at the moment. 

Professor Sobrevilla Perea has contributed to the creation of the Digital collection of the Museum of Memory in Lima Peru (LUM), the digitalisation of newspapers with the support of the British Library Endangered Programme and is a regular contributor on issues of history and archives in the press and publishes a bi-monthly column in Peru’s prestigious newspaper El Comercio

Teaching

Natalia Sobrevilla Perea teaches Latin American history and politics.

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