Ramirez, Susan E. 1946–

views updated

Ramirez, Susan E. 1946–

(Susan Elizabeth Ramirez)

PERSONAL: Born October 11, 1946, in OH; daughter of Eduardo (in sales) and Helen (an account manager; maiden name, McCartney) Ramirez; married Douglas Earl Horton, 1966 (divorced, 1974). Ethnicity: "Hispanic." Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A. (with high honors), 1968; attended Cornell University, 1967–70, and Centro Intercultural de Documentacion, Cuernavaca, Mexico, 1968; University of Wisconsin—Madison, M.A., 1973, Ph.D., 1977; University of Pennsylvania, certificate in business administration, 1982.

ADDRESSES: Home—3855 Bellaire Dr. S., Fort Worth, TX 76109. Office—Department of History, Texas Christian University, Box 297260, 2800 S. University Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76129; fax: 815-257-5650. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Ohio University, Athens, assistant professor of history, 1977–82, associate director of Latin American Studies Program, 1979–80; DePaul University, Chicago, IL, assistant professor, 1982–84, associate professor, 1984–89, professor of history, 1989–2003; Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Neville Penrose Professor of History and Latin American History, 2003–. Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, member; School for American Research, Santa Fe, NM, fellow; Field Museum of Natural History, research fellow, 1982–86; consultant to Royal Ontario Museum and Projecto Arqueologico Batan Grande La Leche, Princeton University.

MEMBER: American Historical Association, Latin American Studies Association, Conference on Latin American History (member of board of directors), Rocky Mountain Conference for Latin American Studies (member of executive board), Illinois Congress on Latin America (president).

AWARDS, HONORS: Fellow in Spain and Peru, Social Science Research Council, 1974–76; grants from Rockefeller Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities, 1977, and Sigma Xi, 1978; Fulbright fellow in Peru, 1978–79, 1993–2000; grants from National Endowment for the Humanities, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1999; grants from DePaul University for Spain, 1986, and Peru, 1987; fellow of Ford Foundation and National Research Council, 1987–88; "outstanding academic book" citation, Choice, 1987, for Provincial Patriarchs: Land Tenure and the Economics of Power in Colonial Peru.


Provincial Patriarchs: Land Tenure and the Economics of Power in Colonial Peru, University of New Mexico Press (Albuquerque, NM), 1986.

(Editor and author of introduction) Indian-Religious Relations in Colonial Spanish America, Syracuse University Press (Syracuse, NY), 1989.

The World Upside Down: Cross-cultural Contact and Conflict in Sixteenth-Century Peru, Stanford University Press (Stanford, CA), 1996.

To Feed and Be Fed: The Cosmological Bases of Authority and Identity in the Andes, Stanford University Press (Stanford, CA), 2005.

Contributor to books, including Nicaragua in Revolution, edited by Thomas W. Walker, Praeger Publishers (New York, NY), 1982; Andean Ecology and Civilization, edited by Shozo Mazuda, Izumi Shimada, and Craig Morris, University of Tokyo Press (Tokyo, Japan), 1985; Andean Archaeology, edited by Ramiro Matos, Solveig Turpin, and Herbert Eling, Jr., Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1986; Cities and Society in Colonial Latin America, edited by Susan M. Socolow and Louisa Hoberman, University of New Mexico Press (Albuquerque, NM), 1986; and Sican Metallurgy: Cultural and Technological Dimensions of Ancient Andean Metallurgy, edited by Izumi Shimada, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1989. Contributor of articles and reviews to scholarly journals.

WORK IN PROGRESS: For God and People: Bishop Baltazar Jaime Martinez Compaöon's Work in Northern Peru.

SIDELIGHTS: Susan E. Ramirez once told CA: "I like to be at the forefront of knowledge. Research and writing is liberating; it gives me autonomy."

About this article

Ramirez, Susan E. 1946–

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article