Carlos Aguirre

Visiting Research Scholar and Visiting Professor, Program in Latin American Studies (Spring 2024)
323 Aaron Burr Hall
Office Hours
Thursday: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Office hours are also available by appointment.


Carlos Aguirre (Ph.D., University of Minnesota) is a professor of history at the University of Oregon. He is the author or editor of several books on the history of slavery, prisons, intellectuals, and print culture, including, most recently, Alberto Flores Galindo. Utopía, historia y revolución (with Charles Walker, 2020), Bibliotecas y cultura letrada en América Latina. Siglos XIX y XX (co-edited with Ricardo Salvatore, 2018), The Peculiar Revolution. Rethinking the Peruvian Experiment Under Military Rule (co-edited with Paulo Drinot, 2017), and La ciudad y los perros. Biografía de una novela (2015; revised edition in 2017). He is one of the editors of the correspondence exchanged among Latin American Boom writers (Julio Cortázar, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel García Márquez, and Mario Vargas Llosa), to be published in June 2023. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and, twice, the Faculty Excellence Award at the University of Oregon. He is currently at work on a book about Latin American intellectuals and the Cuban revolution between 1959 and 1975. During his stay at Princeton, he will teach a seminar on “The Long 1960s in Latin America: Utopian Dreams, Harsh Realities.”