Dr. Armando Guevara Gil

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Armando Guevara Gil is a Peruvian legal anthropologist and historian. He holds a law degree (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú), a master’s degree in cultural anthropology (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and a doctorate in law (University of Amsterdam). He specialises and publishes in the fields of legal pluralism, colonial and republican law in the Andes, water law and indigenous rights. He was a visiting professor at the University of Torino (2019) and a guest researcher at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History (Frankfurt, 2019–2020). He is currently Director of Research at the Universidad para el Desarrollo Andino (UDEA, Huancavelica, Perú), a professor of law at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC, Lima) and an associate researcher at the Instituto del Perú (USMP, Lima).


Fellowships and funding (selection)

2019 - 2020
Postdoc Scholarship, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History
Frankfurt am Main (14 months)

Fellowship, Visiting Scholar, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History
Frankfurt (6 months)

Fellowship, Visiting Scholar, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Halle (3 months)

2008 - 2018
Prizes and awards for research accomplishments
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Total: 8.

Visiting Scholar, Law School
University of Colorado at Boulder

1994 - 1995
MacArthur Foundation Scholar Grant

1992 - 1993
PhD Dissertation Research Grant. Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities-MUCIA

1988 - 1990
Inter-American Foundation, Latin American and Caribbean Fellowship

1988 - 1989
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Fellowship

Institutional affiliations (selection)

  • American Anthropological Association
  • Commission on Legal Pluralism
  • Instituto Internacional de Historia del Derecho Indiano
  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Law and Society Association

Publications (selection)

A. Guevara Gil
Indigenous Peoples, Identity and Free, Prior, and Informed Consultation in Latin America
in: Marie-Claire Foblets, Mark Goodale, Maria Sapignoli, Olaf Zenker (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Law and Anthropology, Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
A. Guevara Gil
Monist or pluralist legal tradition in 19th-Century Peru? A comment on Seinecke
in: Peter Collin (ed), Law and Diversity in a Legal-historical Perspective, Leiden & Frankfurt: Brill Publishers, Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory, forthcoming.
A. Guevara Gil
Anthropological Expertise in the Peruvian Intercultural Justice Project. Coauthor: R. Vergar
in: Marie-Claire Foblets, Katayoun Alidadi and Dominik Müller (eds.), (Re)designing Justice for Plural Societies, London: Routledge.
A. Guevara Gil
Mineralizing the Right to Prior Consultation: From Recognition to Disregard of Indigenous and Peasant Rights in Peru. Coauthor: C. Cabanillas
in: Global Juris (2019)
A. Guevara Gil
Las penas de la monja Dominga Gutiérrez (Arequipa, Perú, 1831), in: Claudio Rolle y Rafael Gaune (eds.), Homo Dolens. Cartografías del dolor: sentidos, experiencias, registros
Santiago de Chile: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2018, pp. 107-133.
A. Guevara Gil, A. Verona
Si No Hay Sujeto, No Hay Derecho: La Negación de la Historicidad del Sujeto Indígena y la Consulta Previa en el Perú
in: Forum Historiae Iuris, December 2015
A. Guevara Gil
Unforeseen Consequences: The Disintegrating Impact of Integrated Water Resource Management on Peasant Organizations (Huancavelica, Perú)
in: Agricultura, Sociedad y Desarrollo, 12 (3) 2015, pp. 447-473
A. Guevara Gil
Pluralismo Jurídico e Interlegalidad. Textos esenciales. Co-compilador: A. Gálvez.Lima: CICAJ
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2014
A. Guevara Gil
El Derecho y la gestión local de agua en Santa Rosa de Ocopa, Junín - Perú. Lima
Universidad de Ámsterdam e IPROGA, 2013
A. Guevara Gil
Out of the Mainstream. Water Rights, Politics and Identity. Coeditores: R. Boelens and D. Getches
London: Earthscan, 2010
A. Guevara Gil
Diversidad y complejidad legal. Aproximaciones a la Antropología e Historia del Derecho. Lima
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2009
A. Guevara Gil
Derecho, Instituciones y Procesos Históricos. 3 tomos. Coeditor: J. de la Puente. Lima
Fondo Editorial e Instituto Riva-Agüero, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú . 2008
A. Guevara Gil, R. Boelens, I. Gentes y P. Urteaga
Special Law: Recognition and Denial of Diversity in Andean Water Control. Coautores, in: D. Roth, R. Boelens y M. Zwarteveen (eds.), Liquid Relations. Contested Water Rights and Legal Complexity
New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2005, pp. 144-171
A. Guevara Gil, F. Salomon
A Personal Visit: Colonial Political Ritual and the Making of Indians in the Andes
in: Colonial Latin American Research Review, 3(1-2) 1994, pp. 3-36
A. Guevara Gil
Propiedad agraria y Derecho colonial: los documentos de la hacienda Santotis (1543-1822). Lima
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 1993
A. Guevara Gil, J. Thome
Notes on Legal Pluralism
in: Beyond Law, 2(5) 1992, pp.75-102
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