Latin American History


Students who choose a field in Latin America can specialize in Colonial or Modern Latin America or Atlantic World. The program is particularly strong in the histories of Colonial Latin America, Mexico, and Brazil. Thematic fields include colonialism/postcolonialism, imperialism, government, women and gender, religion, race and ethnicity, and slavery. This field endorses comparative history, the crossing of geographical as well as disciplinary boundaries. Accordingly, students are encouraged to take related courses in other departments such as Anthropology and Hispanic Studies, and programs such as Latin American Studies, Gender and Women´s Studies, Africana Studies, and Social Theory.


Francie Chassen-Lopez
Ph.D., National Autonomous University of Mexico
Research Interests: Postcolonial Mexico; Latin American culture and society; gender history

Erik Lars Myrup
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Yale, 2006
Research Interests: Brazil and Latin America; early modern expansion; cross-cultural encounters

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