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Susan Kellogg
Professor Emerita

Professor Susan Kellogg


Author of Law and the Transformation of Aztec Culture, 1500-1700 and Weaving the Past: A History of Latin America’s Indigenous Women from the Prehispanic Period to the Present, she researched and taught colonial Mexican and Latin American history with a focus on indigenous peoples, law, and women in Latin America, particularly Mexico. Also interested in popular culture and art, Prof. Kellogg introduced courses on gender, Latin American history through film, and ethnohistory and directed the Latin American Studies program for many years. In addition to her monographs, she edited three books, wrote numerous articles, and is currently researching and writing a book on Aztec history and culture.

Selected Publications

  • “Alva Ixtlilxochitl’s Marina and Other Women of Conquest,” in Indigenous Historiography inColonial Mexico: Fernando Alva Ixtlilxochitl and His Legacy, eds. Jongsoo Lee and Galen Brokaw (University of Arizona Press, 2016).

  • Género y arqueología en Mesoamérica. Homenaje a Rosemary A Joyce, eds. María Rodríguez-Shadow and Susan Kellogg (Centro de Estudios de Antropología de la Mujer, 2013)

  • Negotiation within Domination: New Spain’s Indian Pueblos Confront the Spanish State, eds. Ethelia Ruiz Medrano and Susan Kellogg (University Press of Colorado 2010).

  • Weaving the Past: A History of Latin America's Indigenous Women from the Prehispanic Period to the Present (Oxford University Press, 2005).

  • "Conflict and Cohabitation between Afro-Mexicans and Nahuas in Central Mexico," co-authored with Norma Angélica Castillo Palma, in Beyond Black and Red: African-Native Relations in Colonial Latin America, ed. Matthew Restall, University of New Mexico Press, 2005).

  • Dead Giveaways: Colonial Testaments of Spanish America ed. by Susan Kellogg and Matthew Restall (University of Utah Press, 1998).
  • "From Parallel and Equivalent to Separate but Unequal: Tenochca Women, 1500-1700," in Indian Women of Early Mexico (ed. Susan Schroeder, Stephanie Wood, and Robert Haskett, University of Oklahoma Press, 1997).

  • Law and the Transformation of Aztec Society, 1500-1700 (University of Oklahoma Press, 1995).