Department Administrators

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Matt O'Hara
  • Title
    • History Department Chair
    • Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
    • Humanities Division
  • Affiliations Latin American & Latino Studies, Research Center for the Americas
  • Phone
    831-459-5199 (office)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 537
  • Office Hours Winter 2019, please email for an appt.
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise History, Mexico, Colonialism
  • Courses HIS 11B, Latin America: National Period; HIS 100, History Skills and Methods; HIS 134A, Colonial Mexico; HIS 134B, History of Mexico, 1850 to Present; HIS 190H, History of Time; HIS 190T, Latin America in the Cold War; HIS 204C, Colonialism, Nationalism and Race Research Seminar; HIS 280A, History Graduate Proseminar: Teaching Pedagogy

Research Interests

Mexico and Latin America; religion; race, ethnicity, and identity; political culture; history of time

Biography, Education and Training

Ph. D. University of California, San Diego

Honors, Awards and Grants

American Council of Learned Societies, Fellowship, 2013-14
American Philosophical Society, Franklin Research Grant, 2013-14
Kimberly S. Hanger Article Prize, 2013
Thomas McGann Award (book prize), 2010
James Alexander Robertson Memorial Prize for best article, American Historical Association-Conference on Latin American History, 2007
National Endowment for the Humanities, Faculty Research Award, 2005-6
Rockefeller Foundation Fellow in American Indian Studies, The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, 2004-2005
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, The John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, Providence, R.I., 2004

Selected Publications