LAHW Spring 2015

The University of Chicago

Latin American History Workshop, Spring 2015

(All Sessions in Kelly 114, 4:30-6:00, Unless Otherwise Noted)


April 9: José Juan Pérez Meléndez, PhD Candidate, Department of History

Paper: “Launching Colonization Companies in Imperial Brazil: The Regency Years, 1831-1840”   


April 23: Ramaesh J. Bhagirat-Rivera, PhD Candidate, Department of History

Paper: “Celebrating ‘All Kinds of Folk’: Racial Divisions, Multicultural Inclusion, and the Institutionalization of National Culture in the Southern Caribbean, c. 1950s-1970s”


May 7: Kevin Terraciano, Professor of History, UCLA

Paper: TBD


May 18 (Monday): John French, Professor of History, Duke University

Paper: “‘Rebels’ and ‘Good Boys’ in the 1960s: The Story of Two Brothers”


May 21: Sabine Cadeau, PhD Candidate, Department of History

Paper: “The End of the Old Border: Ethnic Profiling, Discrimination and Arrests in the Dominican Border Provinces, 1920-1936”


May 29 (Friday): MA Student Presentations

Paper(s): TBD

**Special Time** 12:00-1:30


June 4: Mikael Wolfe, Assistant Professor, Stanford University

Paper: “Knowing Nature (especially Water) by Engineering it: A Brief History of Mexican técnicos.”


All papers will be pre-circulated through our email list. Any questions or concerns, please email the workshop coordinator, Chris Gatto, at

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