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Brian S. Bauer, PhD

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Anthropology

Contact

Building & Room:

BSB2110A

Address:

1007 W. Harrison Street

Office Phone Voice:

(312) 413-3731

Email:

bsb@uic.edu

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Brian Bauer CV

About

My scholarly interests are focused on the development of complex societies in the Americas and the European – American contact period.  My projects generally revolve around my theoretical interests in the development of social inequalities and require the extensive use of both archaeological data (survey and excavations) and historical research (classic chronicles and archival documents).  I am best known for my work in the Cuzco region and my research on the Inca Empire

Selected Grants

Dumbarton Oaks, Senior Research Fellowship for “The Lord of Vilcabamba”,

National Geographic, Research Grant for Grant for "The Mine of Death: Mercury mining in colonial Peru.", Principal Investigator

National Science Foundation, Research Grant for “Shrine Worship among the Incas”., Principal Investigator

National Geographic, Grant for “Shrine worship among the Incas”, Principal Investigator

National Endowment for the Humanities, Grant for “The Chanka Research Project”, Principal Investigator

National Geographic, Grant for The Royal Inca Mummy Project (Phase 3), Principal Investigator

National Geographic, Grant for The Royal Inca Mummy Project (Phase 2), Principal Investigator

National Science Foundation, Research Grant for The Chanka Archaeological Project, Principal Investigator

National Endowment for the Humanities, Grant for The Cuzco Valley Archaeological Project, Principal Investigator

National Science Foundation, Research Grant for The Cuzco Valley Archaeological Project, Principal Investigator

Selected Publications

Bauer, Brian S., Madeleine Halac-Higashimori, Gabriel E. Cantarutti
2016   Voice from Vilcabamba: the Spanish occupation of the Vilcabamba region (AD 1572-1600). University of Colorado Press: Denver.

Bauer, Brian S, Javier Fonseca Santa Cruz, and Miriam Aráoz Silva
2015   Vilcabamba and the archaeology of Inca resistance. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California: Los Angeles.

Bauer, Brian S., Vania Smith, Gabriel E. Cantarutti
2011   Account of the Fables and Rites of the Incas by Cristóbal de Molina. Introduction by Brian S. Bauer. Translated and Edited by Brian S. Bauer, Vania Smith, Gabriel, E. Cantarutti. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Bauer, Brian S., Lucas C. Kellett and Miriam Aráoz Silva
2010   The Chanka: Archaeological Research in Andahuaylas (Apurimac), Peru.  With contributions by: Sabina Hyland and Carlo Socualaya Dávila. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California: Los Angeles

Bauer, Brian S. and Vania Smith
2007   The History of the Incas. English translation of Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa’s 1572 Historia de los Incas. Translated and edited by Brian S. Bauer and Vania Smith. Introduction by Brian S. Bauer and Jean Jacque Decoster. Austin: The University of Texas Press.

Bauer, Brian S. (editor)
2007   Kasapata and the Archaic Period in the Cuzco Valley.  Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California: Los Angeles.

Bauer, Brian S.
2004   Ancient Cuzco: Heartland of the Inca. The University of Texas Press: Austin, Texas.

Bauer, Brian S. and Charles Stanish
2001   Ritual and Pilgrimage in the Ancient Andes: The Islands of the Sun and the Moon. The University of Texas Press: Austin, Texas [second printing 2005]

Bauer, Brian S.
1998   The Sacred Landscape of the Inca: the Cuzco Ceque System. The University of Texas Press: Austin, Texas

Bauer, Brian S. and David Dearborn
1995   Astronomy and Empire in the Ancient Andes: The Cultural Origins of Inca Skywatching.  The University of Texas Press: Austin, Texas

Bauer, Brian S.
1992   The Development of the Inca State.  The University of Texas Press: Austin, Texas [second printing 1996]

 

Service to Community

  • 2015 National Science Foundation. Senior Archaeology Review Panel (three year appointment).
  • 2012   National Endowment for the Humanities: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections II grants.
  • 2011   National Endowment for the Humanities, summer fellowship applications: Anthropology, North and South America.

Notable Honors

2011, UIC Researcher of the Year Award, UIC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

Education

University of Chicago Ph.D., Anthropology/Archaeology, 1990.
University of Michigan CIC Traveling Scholar, 1984.
Cambridge University Masters of Philosophy, Archaeology, 1981.
Vassar College BA, Anthropology (With Honors), 1980.