University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History


Part Time Faculty - Annette Richie

Annette Richie facial photo taken near Lake Champlain in Battery Park

Annette Richie - Lecturer

  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany, 2011
  • C.V.
Area of expertise

colonial and modern Latin America, indigenous and Afro-Latin ethnohistory, Mexico, colonialism and evangelization, constitutions and citizenship

Contact Information
Email: Annette Richie

Phone: (802) 656-3180

Office Hours, Location and Class Schedule

Annette Richie is a Lecturer in History (fall 2012). Before joining the UVM History Department, she taught Latin American History at Middlebury College, Bard College, Skidmore College, and the University at Albany. Annette also serves as Part-Time Faculty and Academic Advisor at the University at Albany.

Annette is an Australian-born Canadian who grew up in North and Latin America, and the Middle East. After undergraduate studies in anthropology and history at the University of Pittsburgh, she earned a MSc in Archaeology from the University of Toronto. Annette’s PhD (2011), from the University at Albany, is in Anthropology, but she is an ethnohistorian and social historian. Her main interests lie with indigenous and Afro-Latin responses to colonialism and evangelization, particularly in the spheres of self-governance and lay religiosity. Her dissertation, “Confraternity and Community: the Negotiation of Ethnicity, Gender and Place in Colonial Tecamachalco, Mexico,” traces ethnic politics among lay leaders, brotherhoods, sisterhoods, and neighborhoods between the 16th and 19th centuries. Annette specializes in Spanish and Nahuatl-language (Aztec) indigenous histories, confraternal charters and sacramental records.  Her doctoral research was funded by the Organization of American States, the Institute for Mesoamerican Studies, the Newberry Library, the University at Albany, and Yale University.

Annette is currently reworking her dissertation into a book proposal and articles. She has contributed book chapters to Documenting Latin America: Gender, Race, and Empire (Prentice Hall, 2011; “Patrimony and Patriarchy in a Colonial Mexican Confraternity), and Sources and Methods for the Study of Post-conquest Mesoamerican Ethnohistory (2007;; “Sacramental and Confraternal Records from Tecamachalco’s Parish Archive”).


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