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Caso Bello, Alvaro Scholar In Residence


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research overview

  • I am a historian working on politics, society and culture in eighteenth and nineteenth century Spanish-speaking Latin America and the Spanish Empire. My work has explored different aspects of the political history of Spanish America and the Spanish empire, including the changing political vocabularies in the Hispanic world in the age of revolutions, the Atlantic and shape-shifting political trajectories of individuals in this period, and, more recently, the avenues through which colonial peoples advanced their interests in the Spanish metropole.


  • Enlightened reforms, age of revolutions in the Iberian Atlantic, wars of independence, South America, political history, political culture



courses taught

  • HIST 1028 - Introduction to Modern Latin American History since 1800
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Introduces students to the history of Latin America from independence to the present. Investigates the social implications of various models of economic development, the opportunities and difficulties resulting from economic ties with wealthier countries, the consequences of ethnic, gender and class divisions, and the struggles of Latin Americans to construct equitable political systems. Approved for GT-HI1.
  • HIST 4128 - The History of Modern Mexico Since 1821
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Centers on the Mexican search for political consolidation and stability through the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Focuses on the Mexican Revolution (1910-1940) and the post revolutionary rule of the Institutional Revolutionary Party. Examines the War on Drugs and the causes of Mexican migration to the United States. Recommended prerequisite: HIST 1028 or HIST 3020. Same as HIST 5128.


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