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Colonial Latin American Review (CLAR) is a unique interdisciplinary journal devoted to the study of the colonial period in Latin America. 

CLAR offers a critical forum where scholars can exchange ideas, build on legacies of inquiry and chart new directions of research. While primarily committed to scholarship that engages colonial Latin America, the journal also publishes work that addresses the global ramifications of Iberian colonization, comparative scholarship, and/or transoceanic themes.

With the conviction that dialogue will enrich the field of Latin American colonial studies—in its current forms and as it continues to develop—all CLAR articles should address an interdisciplinary readership. We welcome essays in English, Portuguese and Spanish. The journal publishes a variety of scholarly approaches and formats, including articles, debates and conversations, review essays and book reviews. These contributions not only reflect the latest research in the field, but also point to new critical directions that reckon with the enduring effects of colonialism in Latin America.

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All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by at least two independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is double anonymized and submissions should be made directly to the editor at

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