The UNH Department of History has long been committed to the field of Latin American History. In recent months, two faculty members who specialize in this area have been highlighted by the American Historical Association in its online spotlight: Frank McCann and Julia Rodriguez. McCann is a professor emeritus of history whose research interests include Latin America, Brazil (foreign relations, military, and culture), Mexico (revolution), the Catholic Church, and Native American history (especially the Iroquois and Pueblos). Rodriguez is associate professor of history. Her research encompasses Latin America and the Caribbean, science and medicine, and gender.
"UNH is extraordinarily fortunate to have two of the leading scholars of Latin American history on its faculty," said Eliga Gould, professor and chair of the Department of History.
The history department is supporting this year's meeting of the New England Council of Latin American Studies (NECLAS), a regional society of scholars, researchers, teachers, students and interested professionals in Latin American and Latino issues. The meeting will take place on Saturday, November 4, from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. in Hamilton Smith Hall on the Durham campus. This year's theme is "A Sustainable Future for Latin America?" McCann will appear on one of the panels, which will explore memories of repressive regimes in Latin America. Several other UNH liberal arts faculty members will be presenting at the meeting, representing the departments of languages, literatures and cultures, and anthropology.