Competition: Latin America & Caribbean
Carlos Aguirre is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Latin American Studies Program at the University of Oregon. He obtained his MA at the Universidad Católica del Perú and his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of four books: Agentes de su propia libertad. Los esclavos de Lima y la desintegración de la esclavitud, 1821-1854 (Lima, 1993), Breve historia de la esclavitud en el Perú. Una herida que no deja de sangrar (Lima, 2005), The Criminals of Lima and their Worlds: The Prison Experience (1850-1935) (Durham, 2005), and Dénle duro que no siente. Poder y transgresión en el Perú republicano (Lima, 2008). He is also co-editor of five books on banditry, crime, prisons, and intellectuals. among other publications. He was a MacArthur Fellow at the University of Minnesota (1990-1996). He is currently working on a history of political imprisonment in twentieth-century Peru.