Charles Walker

Position Title
Faculty Director

Global Centers for Latin America and the Caribbean
Global Affairs

1279 Social Science and Humanities

Faculty Position

Professor, Department of History

Director, Hemispheric Institute on the Americas


  • Latin American social, cultural, and intellectual history 
  • Peru and the Andes
  • History of catastrophes and natural disasters (earthquakes) 
  • Tupac Amaru Rebellion
  • Truth Commissions
  • Current Project: Violence, Memory and the Shining Path in Peru


  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, Latin American History, 1992
  • M.A., Stanford University, Latin American Studies, emphasis in History, 1982
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, Latin American Studies, emphasis in History and Spanish-American Literature, 1981