Department of History

Michel Gobat

  • Professor

Watch Dr. Gobat discuss his research and role as mentor.


Latin American History
International History


Latin American Revolutions 
U.S.-Latin American Relations
International Social Movements

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Chicago, 1998

Representative Publications

"Central America & the United States," Robert Holden (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Central American History (2020).

"'Our Indian Empire': The Transimperial Origins of U.S. Liberal Imperialism," Kristin Hoganson and Jay Sexton (eds.), Crossing Empires: Taking U.S. History into Transimperial Terrain (Duke University Press, 2020)

Empire by Invitation: William Walker and Manifest Destiny in Central America (Harvard University Press, 2018)

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