The Latin American History Workshop (LAHW) is a forum for intellectual exchange among graduate students and faculty from across the University of Chicago, bringing together scholars with broad comparative perspectives, disciplinary methods and research techniques. Each session a pre-circulated paper engaging with Latin America from a historical perspective is opened to discussion by workshop attendees. Presentations cover a broad temporal, geographical, and disciplinary range, from the early colonial era to more contemporary histories.

For graduate students and faculty alike, the LAHW offers a space to interact critically with current research trends, grow professionally and maintain an open discussion of what it means to think historically about Latin America. At its core the LAHW embodies what William Faulkner once wrote, “the past is never dead. It’s not even past.”


Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 pm, in the Center for Latin American Studies, Pick Hall 118 (unless otherwise stated).


Benjamín Montaño, Ph.D. Student, History


Emilio Kourí, Professor of History and the College

Brodwyn Fischer, Professor of Latin American History and the College

Dain Borges, Associate Professor of History and the College

Mauricio Tenorio, Samuel N. Harper Professor of History

Mary Hicks, Assistant Professor of History and the College