Francisco Rodolfo González Galeotti

Fellowship Date

April 01, 2017 to May 31, 2017


Intertwining Paths: Clans, Commerce and Power Between Oaxaca and the Kingdom of Guatemala, 1740-1840./Entrelazando caminos: Clanes, comercio y poder entre Oaxaca y el Reino de Guatemala 1740-1840.

My project is part of my research for a Ph.D dissertation in History at El Colegio de Michoacán.  My study centers on families of Basque origin who settled in Spanish America and were influential in the political and economic history of the provinces of Guatemala and Oaxaca in the latter part of the colonial and early republican period. I focus specifically on two notable families, the Aycinenas and Irisarris, through the study of their most prominent members in the history of those two provinces./

La investigación que llevo a cabo es parte del programa de Doctorado en Historia del Colegio de Michoacán, A.C.  Ésta se centra en el estudio de familias de origen vasco que se asentaron en América que influyeron en la conformación de la historia política y económica de las provincias de Guatemala y Oaxaca. Se centrará en el estudio de dos familias notables, los Aycinena y los Irisarri, a través del estudio de sus miembros destacados en la historia de las provincias de Oaxaca y Guatemala.


Francisco Rodolfo González Galeotti holds a Licenciatura en History from the Escuela de Historia at the Universidad de San Carlos (Guatemala) with a thesis on the territorial construction by the Maya-K’iche’ population  of Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán (2013).  In 2013 he headed the project Cosecha de Memorias:  La memoria cultural de la sociedad ixil. He has focused on the history of indigenous populations and everyday state building in independent Guatemala, as well as colonial history and historical global processes. He is currently a doctoral candidate in History at El Colegio de Michoacán working on a dissertation on merchant social networks in Guatemala and southern New Spain in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.