Grant TypeHunt Postdoctoral Fellowship
Institutional AffiliationJohns Hopkins U.
Grant numberGr. 9683
Approve DateOctober 4, 2018
Project TitleHu, Dr. Di, Johns Hopkins U., Baltimore, MD - To aid research and writing on 'Escape To Rebellion: Labor And Landscapes Of Resistance In Colonial Peru' - Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship
DI HU, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, was awarded a Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship in October 2018 to aid research and writing on ‘The Fabric of Resistance: Textile Workshops and the Rise of Rebellious Landscapes in Colonial Peru.’ With this funding, the grantee completed the book manuscript as well as a co-authored article manuscript entitled ‘Prosperity and prestige: Archaeological realities of unfree laborers under Inka imperialism’ with Dr. Kylie Quave. The book manuscript has passed peer review and will be published by the University of Alabama in 2021. The journal manuscript is under a second review after revisions request at the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. Both manuscripts explore the complexities of unfree laborers’ collective action or lack thereof under imperialism. The book manuscript traces the evolution of identity, resistance, and labor organization from the Inka to the late colonial Period in Peru. The book manuscript showed how Native Andeans overcame the divided social landscapes imposed by the Inka over a period of three hundred years. They engendered cosmopolitan social landscapes that were conducive to the massive indigenous-led uprisings of the late colonial period as well as the Wars of Independence.