Charles Walker

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