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Ryan Crewe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office Location: Academic Building 1, Office #3114

Phone: (303) 315-1782
Fax: (303) 315-1780
Areas of Expertise: 

  • Latin American History
  • History of Mexico
  • History of Pacific World 

  • ​Ph.D., History, Yale University, 2009
  • M.A., History, Yale University, 2003
  • B.A., University of California Davis, 2000
​​Book Manuscript in Progress: 
  • ​“Building a Visible Church: The Spanish-Indigenous Mission Enterprise in the Formation of Viceregal Mexico, 1521 – 1600.”


  • “Pacific Purgatory: Spanish Dominicans, Chinese Sangleys, and the Entanglement of Mission and Commerce in Manila, 1580-1620.”  Publication forthcoming, Journal of Early Modern History (2014)
Past Publications
  • “Brave New Spain: An Irishman’s plot for Mexican Independence, 1642.”  Past and Present, no. 207 (May, 2010), pp. 53–87.

  • ​Colonial Latin America
  • Modern Latin America
  • Modern Mexico
  • Mexico and the US
  • Oceans in History
  • Graduate Reading Seminar on Colonialism

Summer 2014: By appointment only.  Please email