William Connell - Directory - Christopher Newport University


Bill Connell

Honors Program - Department of History

William Connell


McMurran Hall 329
(757) 594-7362


  • Ph D in History, Tulane University
  • MA in History, University of South Carolina
  • BA in History, University of South Carolina


Latin America, Brazil, Mexico and Atlantic World to 1700


Nahuatl-Speaking indigenous groups in Mexico, Colonial and Pre-colonial government in Mexico Tenochtitlan/Mexico City. Violence and Authority in Mexico


Professor Connell writes and teaches about Latin American history. He also serves on the Honors and Latin American Studies Faculty at CNU. He is author of After Moctezuma: Indigenous Politics and Government in Mexico City 1524-1730 and numerous articles on similar themes. He served as department chair form 2013-2019.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2016). De sangre noble y hábiles costumbres”: Etnicidad indígena y gobierno en el Tenochtitlan de don Bartolomé Cortés y Mendoza Axayacatzin. Historica / Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru.
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    (2011). After Moctezuma: Indigenous Politics and Government in Mexico City, 1524-1730. University of Oklahoma Press. Pages, 330.
  • William Connell, 56th Congreso Internacional de Americanistas, "“Transformaciones políticas en el Cabildo indígena de México Tenochtitlan, 1562-1646,”," Salamanca, Spain. (2018)
  • William Connell, European Social Science and History Conference, "“La familia Dongo” Prosecution and Detective work in a Notorious Murder in Mexico City, 1789," Belfast, UK. (2018)
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