Ida Altman

Office: 25 Keene Flint
Phone: (352) 392-9634
Fax: (352) 392-6927
Email: ialtman@ufl.edu
Mailing address:
Department of History
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117320
Gainesville, FL 32611-7320

Professor Ida Altman received her Ph.D in history from The Johns Hopkins University and was University Research Professor at the University of New Orleans, where she taught from 1982 to 2006. She teaches courses on colonial Latin America, Mexico, and the early modern Atlantic world, and currently serves as Chair of the Department of History.

She is author of Emigrants and Society. Extremadura and Spanish America in the Sixteenth Century, winner of the Bolton Memorial Prize and Spain and America in the Quincentennial of the Discovery Prize, and of Transatlantic Ties in the Spanish Empire: Brihuega, Spain, and Puebla, Mexico, 1560-1620 and co-author, with Sarah Cline and Juan Javier Pescador, of The Early History of Greater Mexico. Her most recent book is The War for Mexico’s West: Indians and Spaniards in New Galicia, 1524-1550 (University of New Mexico Press, 2010). Currently she is studying interethnic relations and the formation of civil society in the early Spanish Caribbean.