The Department of History at Brown University includes eight scholars actively involved in research and teaching on Latin America and the Caribbean, with particular strengths in Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, and Peru. Faculty members also reach beyond their immediate geographical contexts to participate in other clusters in the department, such as African, Atlantic, and U.S. imperial and borderlands history. History faculty hold key leadership positions in several Brown initiatives and institutions, including the Andean Project, Brazil Initiative, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, and the John Carter Brown Library. Many of them collaborate with the Watson Institute for International Studies on programming and scholarship. Faculty working on Latin America and the Caribbean also research and teach around several unifying thematic axes, especially gender and sexuality, history of science and medicine, race and ethnicity, and environmental history. Many of them share a broad interest in international and transnational histories of the region, from the colonial period (with strengths in Atlantic, imperial, and indigenous history) to the early national and modern eras (with attention to transpacific, Caribbean, and Cold War sociopolitical connections).


Gabriel de Avilez Rocha

Neil F. Safier