Victor Uribe

Victor Uribe

Chair of the Department of History

Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 398
Phone: 305-348-2961
Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1993

Research Interests:

Professor Uribe-Uran holds a joint appointment as Professor of History and Law. His research has been supported by fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the Tinker Foundation, the Banco de la Republica de Colombia's Fundación para la Promoción de la Investigación y la Tecnologia, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is the author of over twenty books or book chapters and more than sixty articles and book reviews. His next book projects include a history of constitutionalism in early republican Colombia and two micro-histories of domestic crimes in Mexico and Cuba during the colonial era. Dr. Uribe-Uran also works on contemporary legal issues in the Andean region, with particular attention to judicial reform, the judiciary, and the inter-American legal system.

Ph.D. Student Supervision:

  • Gloria Lopera, (chair, Ongoing)
    • We Have the Land Titles! Indigenous Litigants and the Privatization of Communal Lands in Colombia, 1873-1943.
  • Adrian Alzate (chair, Graduate Spring, 2019).
    • Traitors and Rogues: Rebellions, Political Crimes and the Law in Mexico and Colombia (1860-1910).
  • Doyle Perdue (chair, Graduated, Spring, 2019).
    • Copper Mining and the Formation of the Mexican State in the Twentieth Century.
  • Ricardo Pelegrin (chair, Graduated, Fall, 2018)
    • For Liberty and Fatherland: Cuban Lawyers, Society and Political Culture (1800-1902).
  • Grace Solis (co-chair, Graduated, Spring, 2017)
    • Female Journalists, Popular Didacticism and Nation Building in the Andes, 1870-1900.
  • Micah Oelze (co-chair, Graduated, Summer, 2016)
    • The Sounds that Silence: Ethnomusicology and the Symphony of State in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1922-1938.
  • Adam J. Silvia (co-chair, Graduated, Summer, 2016)
    • Making Haiti Modern: Nation Building and the American Civilizing Mission in the Cold War Era.
  • Roberto Pacheco (chair, Graduated, 2015)
    • ‘Pobres Negros’: The Official Representation and Commemoration of Blacks in the River Plate, 1830s-1950s.
  • Magda Gómez (chair, Graduated, 2008)
    • Smallpox Vaccination: The Establishment of Vaccination Boards, and State Formation in Venezuela and Cuba in the Nineteenth Century.
  • German Palacio (chair, Graduated, 2003)
    • Civilizing the Hot Lands: The Symbolic Transformation of the Colombian Landscape, 1850-1930.


Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic


Vidas Honorables: Abogados, Familia y Política en Colombia, 1780-1850.

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State and Society in Spanish America During the Age of Revolution

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Honorable Lives: Lawyers, Families, and Politics in Colombia, 1780-1850

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Naciones, Gentes y Territorios: Ensayos de Historia e Historiografía Comparada de América Latina y el Caribe

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