Office: 360 Grinter Hall
Phone: (352) 392-4672
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Department of History
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117320
Gainesville, FL 32611-7320
Professor Mark Thurner received his Ph.D. in 1993 in Anthropology and History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his M.A. in 1987 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his B.A. with honors in 1981 from Beloit College. He joined the University of Florida Department of History in 1993 after teaching World History at the City College of New York. His books include El nombre del abismo: meditaciones sobre la historia de la historia (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2012), History’s Peru: The Poetics of Colonial and Postcolonial Historiography (University Press of Florida, 2011), Republicanos Andinos (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2006), Sebastian Lorente: Escritos fundacionales de historia peruana (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, 2005), After Spanish Rule: Postcolonial Predicaments of the Americas (Duke, 2003), and From Two Republics to One Divided: Contradictions of Postcolonial Nationmaking in Andean Peru (Duke 1997). He has recently taught graduate seminars in Postcolonial Theory, Postcolonial Spanish American History, and Historiography, and upper division courses on Museums, Nationalism, Revolution, and the history of the Andes and Mexico. He also teaches general surveys of modern Latin American history.
Professor Thurner was awarded the Department of History’s Norman Wilensky Award for excellence in graduate teaching. He is the recipient of prestigious extramural grants and fellowships, including the Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Award (twice), a Center for New World Comparative Studies Fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library, a Mendel Fellowship at the Lilly Library, conference grants from the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere and the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the Advanced Research Grant from the Social Science Research Council, the International Dissertation Research Grant from the Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies, and other awards and prizes.
Professor Thurner has been instrumental in the development of the World History curriculum in the Department, and he is an active affiliate of the University’s Center for Latin American Studies, and a graduate professor in the Anthropology Department.
Professor Thurner is currently engaged in two major research and writing projects in global history, on the history of the museum and the history of historiography, respectively.