Santiago Conti

Graduate Student

Santiago Conti is a PhD Candidate in History at Princeton University. He is a historian of Colonial Latin America, specialized in the north-east frontier of the Rio de la Plata basin, in South America, during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His dissertation, titled “Indian Politics in the Guarani Missions: Sovereignty, Territoriality, Government and Revolution in the Borderlands of the Iberic Empires in South America. 1750-1850”, studies how the Guarani speaking indigenous peoples navigated a century of structural changes from the reform of the Iberic empires to the constitution of the national states. It argues that Guarani political and military action shaped the outcome of the revolutionary wars and the discussions around rights for local self-government, the nature of the new national states, and the definition of citizenship in Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil.

Santiago completed his undergraduate studies in the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina. He has published articles and reviews in academic journals, presented work in progress in different scholarly venues, and served as a junior teaching assistant at the UBA. Outside academia, he has worked as a History teacher in high schools, as a research assistant for local and international researchers, and has written content for school books, museums and history TV shows.

Year of Study
Third Year
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