Assistant Professor and Graduate Director
PhD 2012, UCLA
422G Minard Hall
Areas of Research Interest: Colonial Mexico; Nahua (Aztec) politics, society, and culture; the early modern Atlantic world; cross-cultural contact and exchange.
- Benton, Bradley. The Lords of Tetzcoco: The Transformation of Indigenous Rule in Postconquest Central Mexico. Cambridge Latin American Studies 104. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
- Brian, Amber, Bradley Benton, and Pablo García Loaeza, eds. and trans. The Native Conquistador: Alva Ixtlilxochitl’s Account of the Conquest of New Spain, Latin American Originals 10. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2015.
- Benton, Bradley. “Beyond the Burned Stake: The Rule of Don Antonio Pimentel Tlahuitoltzin in the City of Tetzcoco, 1540-1545.” In Texcoco: Prehispanic and Colonial Perspectives, edited by Jongsoo Lee and Galen Brokaw. Boulder: University of Colorado Press, 2014.
- “The Outsider: Don Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl’s Tenuous Ties to the City of Tetzcoco.” Colonial Latin American Review 23, no. 1 (2014): 37-52.
Forthcoming and In Progress:
- Alva Ixtlilxochitl, Fernando de. Historia de la nación chichimeca [ca. 1615]. Transcribed and edited by Pablo García Loaeza, Amber Brian, Bradley Benton, and Peter B. Villella. Cien de México. Mexico City: Secretaría de Cultura [formerly CONACULTA], forthcoming.
- Alva Ixtlilxochitl, Fernando de. History of the Chichimeca Nation [ca. 1615]. Translation and scholarly edition with Amber Brian, Pablo García Loaeza, and Peter B. Villella. In progress.
Honors and Fellowships:
Outstanding Research Award, NDSU College of AHSS, 2015
National Endowment for the Humanities, Scholarly Editions and Translations Grant (2014-2017)
Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, Univ. of Iowa, Interdisciplinary Research Grant (2013)
Fulbright Commission Fellowship to Spain (2007-2008)
Mellon Institute in Spanish Paleography
Phi Beta Kappa
Introduction to Latin American History
Modern Latin America I & II
Historical Research & Writing
Slavery in the Atlantic World
The Aztec, Maya, & Inca