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Ana Schaposchnik

  • Associate Professor
  • History
  • Faculty
  • 773-325-8631
  • SAC 448


  • Licenciatura en Ciencias Antropológicas, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • MA in Latin American History, University of Wisconsin Madison
  • PhD in Latin American History, University of Wisconsin Madison


Dr. Schaposchnik currently researches the Tribunal of the Inquisition in Lima, Peru. On this topic, she published a book titled The Lima Inquisition: The Plight of Crypto-Jews in Seventeenth Century Peru (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2015) and two articles: “Exemplary Punishment in Colonial Lima: The 1639 Auto de Fe" (in Death and Dying in Colonial Spanish America), and “The dungeons of the Lima Inquisition: corruption, survival, and secret codes in colonial Peru" (in Colonial Latin American Review). She is currently working on her second book. Previously she conducted research on Ethnohistory of Argentina and Native American resistance to the Spanish conquest.


Courses for undergraduate and graduate students on colonial Latin American history, the history of the Inquisition, history of Jews in the Americas, and research methods.