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University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Peter Stern

Adjunct Associate Professor of History

Office: 1967 DuBois Library
Telephone: (413) 545-3967
Fax: (413) 545-6873

Degree: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (1985).
Field(s) of interest: Colonial Latin American history, modern Mexico, Spanish Borderlands.

Research Interests and Professional Activities
Special interests include Sendero Luminoso, Mexican art, and the impact of new information technologies in the humanities. He has published on borderlands history in Colonial Latin American Historical Review, Journal of the Southwest, and The Americas, and on the online revolution in academia in Colonial Latin American Review and The Journal of Academic Librarianship. He has also published an annotated bibliography of the Shining Path guerrilla movement in Peru, which received the José Toribio Medina Award from the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM). Currently, he is researching Mexican art movements in the decades 1920-1940, and is writing an annotated bibliography of the Mexican muralist movement. He is past president and executive board member of SALALM.