Antonio García de León Griego
Researcher Emeritus, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Academic Year: 2019-2020
Term/Semester: Spring 2020
Antonio García de León Griego, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, is a cultural and social historian, linguist, and musicologist who has written extensively on colonial Mexico, popular culture, the early modern Caribbean, and indigenous insurgency, among many other topics. In 2016, the American Historical Association awarded him the Haring Prize, given to the Latin American author who has published the most outstanding book on Latin American history during the five years preceding the year of the award. In addition, García de León is a scholar in the study of popular music and poetry in the Great Caribbean and a practicing jaranero. He has collaborated on a number of records, among efforts to preserve the musical patrimony of the son jarocho and other popular genres. Prior to his appointment, García de León visited the University of Chicago and gave a well-received keynote at a large graduate student conference, thereby establishing connections within the Latin Americanist community on campus.