John Charles Chasteen

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514 Hamilton Hall
CB# 3195
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 23464
919.962.5433 (phone)

PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1988

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

John Charles Chasteen is a cultural historian of Latin America whose work has explored topics ranging from gaucho knife fights and guerrilla insurgencies to the history of carnival and popular dance. His research interests center chronologically on the nineteenth century and extend geographically to Brazil, the Caribbean, and the Río de la Plata. His persistent theme in half a dozen books has been the development of Latin American nationalisms and national identities. Chasteen is currently at work translating a volume of short stories by the renowned nineteenth-century Brazilian author Joaquim Machado de Assis.

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Some Notable Publications

Graduate Students Advised by John Charles Chasteen

Courses Offered (as schedules allow)

For current course listings, consult the Registrar’s Schedule of Classes.

  • HIST 143—Latin America Since Independence
  • HIST 393—Undergraduate Seminar in History: Forces of Habit: Alcohol and Drugs in Global History
  • HIST 533—History of Brazil
  • HIST 714—Colloquium in Latin American History
  • HIST 820—Problems in Latin American History
  • HIST 902—Writing for Historians
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