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Victor Uribe

Chair of the Department of History

Office: DM 398

Phone: 305-348-2961



Professor Uribe-Uran holds a joint appointment as Professor of History and Law. His research has been supported by fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the Tinker Foundation, the Banco de la Republica de Colombia's Fundación para la Promoción de la Investigación y la Tecnologia, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is the author of over twenty books or book chapters and more than sixty articles and book reviews. His next book projects include a history of constitutionalism in early republican Colombia and two micro-histories of domestic crimes in Mexico and Cuba during the colonial era. Dr. Uribe-Uran also works on contemporary legal issues in the Andean region, with particular attention to judicial reform, the judiciary, and the inter-American legal system.

Selected Publications

Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic

Vidas Honorables: Abogados, Familia y Política en Colombia, 1780-1850.

State and Society in Spanish America During the Age of Revolution

Honorable Lives: Lawyers, Families, and Politics in Colombia, 1780-1850

Naciones, Gentes y Territorios: Ensayos de Historia e Historiografía Comparada de América Latina y el Caribe


Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1993