MILLS, KENNETH Contact Areas of Interest

Mills, Kenneth
Department of History
Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2074, 100 St George Street
Toronto, ON  M5S 3G3
t: 416-978-3363
  • Colonial Latin American history
  • The histories of medieval and early modern Spain and the Spanish world
  • Anthropological history
  • Cultural and religious transformations


DPhil (Oxford)

Professor Mills is a historian of colonial Latin America whose research and teaching engages with the late medieval and early modern Spanish world. Principal interests include the social and anthropological history of religion and cultural dynamism, Catholic Christian evangelisation and its aftermaths, and interactive indigenous responses and histories. His multi-author, multi-disciplinary Lexikon of the Hispanic Baroque: Transatlantic Exchange and Transformation, with Evonne Levy, will be published by the University of Texas Press in autumn, 2013. He is the author of Idolatry and Its Enemies (1997 and in paperback 2012), An Evil Lost to View? (1994), Colonial Latin America: A Documentary History (2002), with William B. Taylor and Sandra Lauderdale Graham, Conversion: Old Worlds and New, and Conversion in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages: Seeing and Believing (both 2003) co-edited with Anthony Grafton. Kenneth Mills is writing a book around the journey of Castilian alms-collector and image-maker, Diego de Ocaña (1599-1608).

Primary Teaching

  • Colonial Latin America
  • Spain
  • Early modern Spanish world