Pedro Lasarte

Professor of Spanish,
Latin American Studies, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies
718 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 505
BA, University of Texas
MA, University of Texas
PhD, University of Michigan

Research and Teaching

Professor Pedro Lasarte, a native of Peru, began his studies at the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (Lima) before transferring to the University of Texas.  He subsequently received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.  His teaching and research center on Spanish American literature and culture.  He published a critical edition of Mateo Rosas de Oquendo’s Sátira a las cosas que pasan en el Pirú, año de 1598 (Madison: HSMS); his most recent publications include Lima satirizada (1598-1698): Mateo Rosas de Oquendo y Juan del Valle y Caviedes (Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2006) and Mateo Rosas de Oquendo: Obra completa y poemas relacionados.  Estudio y edición crítica (forthcoming, Academia Peruana de la Lengua and Universidad Ricardo Palma, 2011).  His critical edition of Peruntina is under review.  He is currently working on a book entitled Pirates and Prostitutes:  Illicit Commerce in Seventeenth-Century Peru.  In collaboration with María Soledad Barbón, he is preparing a critical edition of the complete works of Esteban de Terralla  y Landa.  Professor Lasarte’s critical essays have appeared in journals such as Hispanic Review, MLN, Colonial Latin American Review, Nueva revista de filología hispánica, Revista de estudios hispánicos, and Lexis. He has been Associate Editor of Calíope, has served on the Editorial Board of Revista Iberoamericana and is a member of the Editorial Board of Colonial Latin American Review. He received a John Carter Brown Fellowship and was Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Michigan. Professor Lasarte was recently invited to become a member of the Peruvian Academy of Language.