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Barbara Ganson


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Barbara Ganson is an associate professor of History at Florida Atlantic University. Ganson is currently interested in working with colonial Guarani texts to understand processes of cultural adaptation and indigenous voices during the late eighteenth century. She is an award-winning author of a scholarly book The Guarani Under Spanish Rule in the Rio de la Plata (2003). She is the recipient of a Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Title and a 2005 Murdo MacLeod Book Prize from the Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association for the best book in the field published during the previous two years. Ganson received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her doctoral dissertation entitled "Better Not Take My Manioc: Guarani Religion, Society, and Politics in the Jesuit Missions of Paraguay," under the direction of Dr. Susan Deans Smith.
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