Santiago Conti


Research Interests: Colonial Latin America / Modern Latin America / Indigenous History / Popular politics / Frontiers.

Santiago Conti is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History and holds a B.A. in history from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina. He has done research on encomiendas in the governorship of Tucumán (Viceroyalty of Peru) during the 17th century. For his doctoral project, Conti is planning to study the north-east frontiers of the Rio de la Plata region, specifically the Guaraní political and military engagement during the age of revolutions and the independence wars.

He has presented work-in-progress in conferences, published articles and a book reviews, and participated in research groups in the UBA's Instituto de Historia Argentina y Americana "Dr. Emilio Ravignani". Outside academia, Conti has been a high school teacher and research assistant.

Dissertation title: Indian Agency in the Missions of Paraguay. Guarani leaderships and self-government in the borderlands of the Spanish Monarchy in South America. XVII to XIX centuries.