Stuart McManus

Biography and Interests: 

Stuart M. McManus (Postdoctoral Fellow, Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge) is an historian of global empire with a particular focus on Latin America and Iberian Asia.  He received his PhD in history from Harvard in 2016.  His first book project “Empire of Eloquence: Humanism and Iberian Global Expansion” argues that the classical rhetorical tradition was a key technology of empire and evangelization in the early modern Americas, Africa and Asia that can be only understood fully from a global perspective.  This project relies on archival work undertaken in 13 countries in Latin America, Europe and Asia.  He has published widely on the cultural history of Latin America, ethnohistory and the classical tradition.  At Chicago, he will be teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses on Mexican history.