Academic Staff
Dr. SORENSEN, Peter Bjorndahl

Assistant Professor, Department of History


PhD, Rutgers University

MA, Trent University

BA, York University


(852) 3411 7615


Precolonial and Early Colonial History of Mesoamerica

Latin American History

Global Comparative History

Urban History

History of Emotions




Five Nahuatl Songs About the Fall of Tenochtitlan from the Cantares Mexicanos (Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Forthcoming).


Nahua Singers: Celebrating an Indigenous Empire in Sixteenth-Century Mexico City (In preparation).


Book Chapters and Articles:


“The Fish Song” in Camilla Townsend and Joshua Anthony (eds.), 1522: Exploring Indigenous Perspectives on the Post-conquest Years (New York City: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming).


“Interdisciplinarity, Accessibility, and Dealing with Change in Colonial Mesoamerica” Latin American Research Review 2023: pp. 1-12.


Encyclopedia Entries:


“Hernán Cortés”. In Oxford Bibliographies Online in Latin American Studies, 2020. doi: 10.1093/obo/9780199766581-0232.


Book Reviews:


Review of Peter B. Villella and Pablo García Loaeza’s (Eds.) “The Conquest of Mexico: 500 Years of Reinventions.” Hispanic American Historical Review vol 104, no. 1: (Feb 2024): 118-119.


Review of Cheryl Claassen and Laura Ammon’s “Religion in Sixteenth-Century Mexico: A Guide to Aztec and Catholic Beliefs And Practices.” Hispanic American Historical Review vol. 103, no. 1 (Feb 2023): 159-161.