Matt O'Hara

TitleHistory Department Chair,
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentHistory Department,
Humanities Division
AffiliationsLatin American & Latino Studies,
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies,
Chicano Latino Research Center
Phone831-459-5199 (office)
Office537 Humanities 1
Office HoursSpring 2018: Tu. 12-1 or appt.
Campus Mail StopHumanities Academic Services
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
Matt O'Hara

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

Courses Taught

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