Research Topics in Latin America

History 101.009

Spring 2017
Section: 
009
Instructor: 
Location: 
3104 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
MW 4-6
Units: 
5

This research and writing seminar will guide students through the process of completing a senior thesis that focuses on Spanish America (including the Spanish Caribbean), Brazil, or the French Caribbean. We will focus on the viability of research topics, methodology, analysis of primary sources, and historiography. Students are encouraged to contact the professor in advance to discuss possible topics.

Alberto García specializes in the modern history of Latin America, specifically Mexico. His research focuses on twentieth-century migration to the United States, rural and agrarian history, and the political structures of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI). More broadly, Prof. García is interested in Latin American mass politics, social movements, and the history of the Catholic Church in Latin America. He may be reached via e-mail at agarciam(at)berkeley.edu.