MA, Ph.D. Duke
Office: Chambers 2258
Mail: Box 6990, Davidson College, Davidson, NC 28035-6990
Professor Mangan specializes in the history of early Latin America with particular emphasis on the Andean region. She is the author of Trading Roles: Gender, Ethnicity, and the Urban Economy, Potosí, 1545 1700 (Durham: Duke University Press, 2005). Trading Roles is a social history of trade in Spain's biggest silver mining town in the New World with special emphasis on the roles of native Andeans and women in the city's economy. In addition, Mangan is the editor of José de Acosta, Natural and Moral History of the Indies (Durham: Duke University Press, 2002). Her next project is tentatively titled Transatlantic Obligations: Family and Property in the Conquest-era Hispanic World, and it explores legal and social constructions of family in the sixteenth-century Iberian World. Mangan teaches survey course on colonial and modern Latin American history, as well as upper-level courses on colonialism, gender, religion, and revolution.