Kenneth J. Andrien received his B.A. from Trinity College (1973) and his M.A. (1975) and Ph.D. (1977) from Duke University. He is author of Crisis and Decline: The Viceroyalty of Perus in the Seventeenth Century (1985, UNM Press), and The Kingdom of Quito, 1690-1830: The State and Regional Development (1995, Cambridge University Press). He is the coeditor (with Rolena Adorno) of Transatlantic Encounters: Europeans and Andeans in the Sixteenth Century (1991, University of California Press) and (with Lyman Johnson) of The Political Economy of Spanish America in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1850 (1994, UNM Press). He has also published numerous articles in journals such as: Hispanic American Historical Review, Journal of Latin American Studies, The Americas, Colonial Latin American Review, and Past and Present. He is Professor of History at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Professor Andrien is married with two children.