Latin American History
Graduate Study in Latin American History
About the Program
The Latin American history graduate program offers its students training in a wide range of historical themes with recognized leaders in the region's scholarship. Our research interests cover politics, culture, gender, race and ethnicity, migration, social movements, environment, indigenous peoples, and economics. Chronologically, we span from the early colonial period to recent years.
Core courses in the Latin America program include two colloquia, one each in colonial and modern Latin America, and a one-semester research seminar. These courses provide the basic skills for regional specialization. The small size of the program allows students to develop scholarly interests through intense individual interaction with faculty. The University's Center for Latin American Studies coordinates a program to bring together students interested in Latin America across all disciplines. In addition, students integrate with the wide spectrum of comparative, global, other regional and thematic capabilities in the Department.
Our program has trained scholars who have gone on to successful careers in research and teaching institutions.
Kim D. Butler (Africana Studies)
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins
African diaspora; Brazil; politics of identity
Aldo Lauria Santiago (Latino & Hispanic Caribbean Studies)
El Salvador; Mexico; Gautemala; Caribbean; US Puerto Ricans and Latinos
Kathleen Lopez (Latino & Hispanic Caribbean Studies)
Latin American and Caribbean History; Asians in Latin America and the Caribbean; Race and ethnicity in the Americas; Diaspora and international migration
Indigenous Americans; colonial Latin America; Nahuatl
Brazil; economic history; environmental history; comparative