Kris Lane is the France V. Scholes Professor of Colonial Latin American History. He specializes in the colonial history of the Andes, mining, piracy, and global trade.
- B.A., University of Colorado-Boulder, History & Latin American Studies, 1991
- Ph.D., University of Minnesota, History, 1996
- General Editor, Colonial Latin American Review, 2010-
- President, Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction (FEEGI), 2006-2008
- Editorial Board, Ethnohistory, 2002-2006