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David J. Robinson

Professor, Geography

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Contact Information
drobins@maxwell.syr.edu

121 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-5631

DellPlain Professor of Latin American Geography

Degree

Ph.D., London University, 1967

Specialties

Latin America, historical geography, Spanish colonialism, development

Publications

 Collaguas I: Visitas de Yanque-Collaguas, 1591 y documentos asociados (second edition corrected and enlarged), (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, 2012)

Mérida: Encounter with its architectural patrimony (with Eligia Calderón-Trejo) (ULA, Mérida 2012)  degree-small

A Son de Caja y Voz de Pregonero: Bandos de Buen Gobierno de la ciudad de Mérida, Venezuela, 1776-1810. (with Edda Samudio) (Academia de Historia, Caracas, 2009

Collaguas IV Cabanaconde: Economía, sociedad y población, 1596-1645 (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, 2009) 

Collaguas III Yanque Collaguas: Sociedad, economía y población, 1604-1617 (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, 2006) 

Countries of the World: Peru, National Geographic Society, 2007
(with Anita Croy and Hildegardo Córdova)

Collaguas II Lari Collaguas: Economía, sociedad y población, 1604-David Robinson Publications1605 (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, 2003)

Co-Editor Yearbook, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1997).

Editor Yearbook, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1994).

Editor Yearbook, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993).

Mil leguas por América: de Lima a Caracas, 1740-1741. Diario de don Miguel de Santisteban. (Santafé de Bogotá: Banco de la República, 1991).

Editor Migration in Colonial Spanish America. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990).

Relación de la Provincia de Antioquia por Francisco Silvestre Sánchez. (Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, Medellín, Colombia, 1988).

Catálogo del Archivo del Registro Público de la Propiedad de Guadalajara: Libros de Hipotecas, 1566-1820. (Gobierno de Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico, 1986) (with Linda Greenow).

Studies in Spanish American Population History. (Boulder: Westview Press, 1981).

Research Inventory of the Mexican Collection of Colonial Parish Registers. (Salt Lake: University of Utah Press, 1980).

Editor Studying Latin America: Essays in Honor of Preston E. James. (Ann Arbor: UMI, 1980).

Editor Social Fabric and Spatial Structure in Colonial Latin America (Ann Arbor: UMI, 1979). 

Teaching Appointments

1987-1999, Director, Latin American Studies Program (Graduate)
1995-1997, Director, Latino-Latin American Studies Program (Undergraduate)
1983 to present, Dellplain Professor of Latin American Geography, Syracuse University
1973-1983, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Syracuse University
1964-1973, Lecturer in Latin American Geography, University College London


Visiting appointments

University of Cambridge,1969-70
University of Liverpool, 1968
Imperial College London, 1972
Geographical Advisor to the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1965-67
Director, Syracuse University Technical Assistance Program to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Peru, "Integrated Regional Development Project", 1981-1984

Research Grants and Awards

Carl O. Sauer Distinguished Scholarship Award, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers, 2011 
Appointed “Profesor Honorífico”, Facultad de Humanidades, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru, 2011 
Outstanding Service Award, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers, Association of American Geographers, 2002
William Wasserstrom Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, Syracuse University, 1999
Fulbright-Hays Scholar (Peru), 1995-1996
Eminent Latin Americanist Career Award, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (CLAG), 1992
Guggenheim Fellowship, 1991-92
Fulbright-Hays Scholar (American Republics: Venezuela), 1990-91
National Geographic Society Research Grant (Colca Valley, Peru), 1989
American Council of Learned Societies Grant (Peru), 1988
Fulbright-Hays Distinguished Scholar and Lecturer (Brazil), 1987-88
William Waldorf Astor Foundation Research Award, 1963-64 

Selected Professional Activities

Editorial positions

Editor, Journal of Latin American Geography, 2004-
Co-Editor, Journal of Historical Geography, 1999-2006
Editor, Dellplain Latin American Studies, 1979-1995
Contributing editor Handbook of Latin American Studies, 2007-

Professional Service

U. S. Representative to the Geography Commission, Panamerican Institute of Geography and History, 2009-2010
Executive Director, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers, 2008-
U. S. Representative to the Geography Commission, Panamerican Institute of Geography and History, 2000-2005
Director, Syracuse University Technical Assistance Program to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Peru, “Integrated Regional Development Project, Peru: 1981-1984” 
Co-Director, Joint Oxford-Syracuse Population Project (JOSP), 1974-79 
Geographical Advisor to the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1965-67 

Editorial Board member 

Informaciones Geográficas (UNAM, Mexico) 2012- 
Revista Geográfica de América Central (Costa Rica), 2010-
Geocalli (Guadalajara) 2003-
Historia Crítica (Bogotá) 2005-
Latin American Research Review, 2003-
PlacesOnline 2002-2005
Colonial Latin American Review, 1994-1999
Meridiano: Revista de Geografía (Buenos Aires) 1995-
Pangea (Guadalajara), 1998 -
Edificar (Mérida, Venezuela), 1998-2006
Región (Cali, Colombia), 1999-
Latin American Population History, 1987-2006