Department of History

Michel Gobat

  • Associate Professor


Latin American History
International History


Latin American Revolutions 

U.S.-Latin American Relations

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Chicago, 1998

Representative Publications

Confronting the American Dream: Nicaragua under U.S. Imperial Rule (Duke University Press, 2005) 

“The Invention of Latin America: A Transnational History of Anti-Imperialism, Democracy, and Race,” American Historical Review 118:5 (Dec. 2013), 1345-75

Research Interests

Central America’s encounter with U.S. overseas settler colonialism during the mid-nineteenth-century era of global imperial expansion.