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Andrew Kirkendall

Andrew Kirkendall
Areas of Speciality
  • Latin America
  • Brazil
  • Inter-American Relations
  • (979) 845-7151
  • Glasscock 109B
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Ph.D. University of North Carolina 1996

Research Interests

Dr. Kirkendall is the author of Class Mates: Male Student Culture and the Making of a Political Class in Nineteenth-Century Brazil (University of Nebraska Press, 2002) and Paulo Freire and the Cold War Politics of Literacy (University of North Carolina Press, 2010). In 2007 he was awarded the college-level distinguished achievement award in teaching from the Association of Former Students of Texas A&M University. His current research is on the Cold War and Latin American democracy examines the role the US played in influencing the political evolution of Latin America from the 1940s through the early 1990s. On the undergraduate level he offers “Inter-American Relations” (HIST 343), and HIST 464, “International Developments since 1918.” In both classes, Kirkendall places a strong emphasis on the role of the US in the world. On the graduate level he has taught courses on U.S.-Latin American relations as a 689 and intends to propose that a regular course be added to the catalog on that subject.