Department of History

Elvis Rivera Salinas

  • Graduate Student

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University, San Bernardino with a Bachelor’s degree in History. My undergraduate thesis focused on the 1964 Panama Canal Riots, the construction of the Panama Canal, and U.S. foreign relations in Latin America. In addition to my training as a historian, I completed a teaching credential program authorizing me to teach Social Sciences at the K-12 level. I have also served as a volunteer and tutor in after school programs such as Think Together and Upper Bound. I served as editor for History in the Making, a student-run academic journal in the history department at Cal State as well. As a graduate student, I intend to examine the American occupation of Nicaragua during the early half of the twentieth century. More specifically, my work will analyze the role played by anti-occupation, anti-intervention groups both within the United States and abroad.

Advisor: Michel Gobat


Latin American History

U.S. Foreign Relations

Transnational History

Latino History