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Latin America

The graduate program in Latin American history covers two broad areas of training and research: the colonial and the modern eras.

In the last decade, doctoral students have pursued research projects on themes including migration within and beyond Mexico, the development of national parks in Brazil and Argentina, the history of inflation, and the colonial settlement of the Brazilian backlands. Recent PhDs, counting since 2010, have secured tenure-track jobs at research universities (Colgate, North Carolina State) and small colleges or teaching institutions (University of St. Thomas, MN), postdoctoral fellowships, and visiting lectureships. Field faculty typically offer a range of introductory lectures, colloquia, and advanced seminars ranging from the history of Modern Mexico and Brazil to the environmental history of the region.