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Ralph Robert Bauer

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Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Arts and Humanities
Professor of English and Comparative Literature, English

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1102 B Francis Scott Key Hall
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Education

Ph.D., English, Michigan State University

Research Expertise

American
Textual and Digital Studies
Transatlantic Studies

Curriculum Vitae

Ralph Bauer has been with the University of Maryland since 1998. He specializes in the literatures and cultures of the early Americas, comparative literature, critical science studies, as well as hemispheric American and early modern Atlantic studies.

He is the general editor of the Early Americas Digital Archive, and his publications include The Alchemy of Conquest: science, religion, and the secrets of the New World (University of Virginia Press, 2019); The Cultural Geography of Colonial American Literatures (Cambridge UP, 2003 and 2008); An Inca Account of the Conquest of Peru: by Titu Cusi Yupanqui (U of Coloardo P, 2005); Locations of Culture: Identity, Home, Theory (Michigan SUP, 1998)(with Jose Antonio Mazzotti) Creole Subjects in the Colonial Americas: empires, texts, identities (UNCP, 2009); (with Kimberly Coles, Carla Peterson, and Zita Nunes), The Cultural Politics of Blood, 1500-1900 (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2015); (with Marcy Norton) Entangled Trajectories: integrating Native and Early Modern European studies. A special issue of Colonial Latin American Review v. 26 (2017); and (with Jaime Marroquin Arredondo) Translating Nature: transcultural histories of early modern science (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019). Also, he has published ca. seventy articles, review essays, and book reviews in collections and journals such as Early American Literature, Colonial Latin American Review, American Literary History, American Literature, Revista Iberoamericana, Dieciocho: the Hispanic EnlightenmentThe Americas, and Comparative Literature. He is currently serving as associate dean for academic affairs at the College of Arts and Humanities.

Courses

Independent Study (ENGL 699)
The Rites of Discovery: Science, Law, and Literature 1492-1992

Independent Study (ENGL 699)
The Rites of Discovery: Science, Law, and Literature 1492-1992

Independent Study (ENGL 699)
The Rites of Discovery: Science, Law, and Literature 1492-1992

Awards & Grants

2017 (Spring) semester-long Research and Scholarship Award, the Graduate School, University of Maryland. 

2017 (Spring) semester-long Research and Scholarship Award, the Graduate School, University of Maryland. 

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2017 (Spring) semester-long Research and Scholarship Award, the Graduate School, University of Maryland.