William F. Connell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History

Office: McMurran Hall 301E
Phone: (757) 594-7362
Email: wconnell@cnu.edu

B.A., M.A.  University of South Carolina
Ph.D. Tulane University

Research Interests:
Atlantic World, Conquest of Mexico, Native American History, Political and Judicial Violence

Recent Publications:

  • After Moctezuma: Indigenous Politics an Self-Government in Mexico City, 1524-1730. University of Oklahoma Press, 2011.
  • Discourses of Violence:  Public Execution and the Murders of don Joaquin Dongo and His
    Household, 1789.”  Conference on Latin American History/American Historical
    Association, New Orleans, LA, January 2013.
  • “Alliance Building and the Restoration of Native Government in the Altepetl of Mexico Tenochtitlan, 1521-1565,” in City Indians in Spain’s American Empire: Urban Indigenous Society in Colonial Mesoamerica and Andean South America, edited by Dana Velasco-Murillo, Mark Lentz, and Margarita Ochoa. London: Sussex University Press, 2012.
  • “A ‘Morisco’ Assassin in the Cathedral of Mexico City: Identity, Civility and Honor in the Seventeenth Century.” The Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, 11, no. 1 (Spring 2010).
  • “Because I was Drunk and the Devil had Tricked Me’: Pulque, Pulquerías and Violence in the Mexico City
    Uprising of 1692,” Colonial Latin American Historical Review, 14, no. 4 (2005): 369-401
    [published December 2008].
Dr. William F. Connell