Robert   Bradley

Associate Professor  

Phone: (956) 665-2897
Email: robert.bradley@utrgv.edu

Dr. Robert Bradley

I have spent the past fifteen years studying the pre-Columbian architecture of the Chachapoya people, who lived in Peru’s northeastern cloud forest more than a thousand years ago. I have written a book about the most celebrated ruin in this region entitled The Architecture of Kuelap.





Selected Publications


  • Robert Bradley. "," McAllen: The Monitor, June 2017.

  • Robert Bradley. "Architectural Anomalies in the Northeastern Cloud Forest of Peru," Visual Culture of the Ancient Americas: Contemporary Perspectives. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017.

  • Robert Bradley. “A Western Mirage on the Altiplano” The Politics of Visual Taste in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Latin America. University of New Mexico Press: December 2013.

  • Robert Bradley. "Coca: An Andean Chew," Kennesaw State University : Cualli Latin American and Iberian Food Studies Review 1, (August 2013): 22-36.

  • Robert Bradley. Sudado de Raya: An Ancient Peruvian Dish. University of California Press: Gastronomica, 12, no. 4 2012: 68-73.

  • Robert Bradley. The Architecture of Kuelap VDM Verlag by Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co.. Saarbrücken: 2008.

  • Robert Bradley, "The Life catfish in Pre-Columbian Moche Art and Culture," University of California: Transmodernity .



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Robert Bradley. Faculty Research Grant, University of Texas, Pan-American, ( 2010)

  • Robert Bradley. NEH Summer Institute, NEH, $3,500.00 (July 2008 - August 2008)

  • Robert Bradley. Traveling Fellowship, Columbia University, ( 2004)

  • Robert Bradley. Dissertation Fellowship, Columbia University, ( 2003)

  • Robert Bradley. Robert Stigler Fund for Archaeological Fieldwork, Columbia University, ( 2003)

  • Robert Bradley. Teaching Fellowship, Columbia University, (2002 - 2003)

  • Robert Bradley. Traveling Fellowship, Columbia University, ( 2002)

  • Robert Bradley. Teaching Fellowship, Columbia University, (2001 - 2002)



Selected Presentations


  • Robert Bradley. "Aquatic Imagery in Moche Art and Culture," Society for American Archaeology, SAA, Austin Texas (April 2014)

  • Robert Bradley. "Mapping the Pre-Columbian Trail in the Chachapoya Cloud Forest," 51st Meeting of the Institute of Andean Studies, Berkeley, CA (January 2011)

  • Robert Bradley. "“A Western Mirage on the Bolivian Altiplano”," The Politics of Taste in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Latin America, University of North Texas Symposium, Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University (September 2010)

  • Robert Bradley. "“Architectural Anomalies in the Cea de Selva: Inca and Chachapoya Interaction Along the Antisuyu/Chinchasuyu Border”," The Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, Columbia University, (December 2008)

  • Robert Bradley. "The Stingray in Moche Art & Culture," Southeast Conference on Amazonian and Andean Studies, Florida Atlantic University (September 2008)

  • Robert Bradley. "“Huaca de la Mesta: a newly revealed Chachapoya ‘U’ shaped mound”," Interest in the Past Series, Montclair State University (November 2007)

  • Robert Bradley. "Results from the Chilchos/La Meseta Mapping Project," 26th Annual Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory, Ithaca College (October 2007)

  • Robert Bradley. "Results from the Chilchos/La Meseta Mapping Project," 26th Annual Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory, Ithaca College (October 2007)

  • Robert Bradley. "Results from the Chilchos/La Meseta Mapping Project," 26th Annual Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory, Ithaca College (October 2007)

  • Robert Bradley. "“What was Kuelap?”," The Arts of the Ancient Americas, Fall 2006 Seminar Series, Chachapoyas, University of New Mexico (December 2006)

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ARTS 7301 01 - Graduate Paper:
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HONR 2388 01H - HON Humanities II:
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ARTS 6353 01 - Art History IV Latin AM Art:
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ARTS 4391 08 - Individ Probs/Internship/Co-op:
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ARTS 3350 90L - Pre-Hisp Mesoam Art & Archtctr:
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