Helen Delpar

Dr. Helen Delpar

Professor of History Emerita

hdelpar@tenhoor.as.ua.edu
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1967

Research Interests

  • U.S.-Latin American relations
  • History of modern Mexico
  • History of modern Colombia
  • Women & gender in Latin America

Specialties

Courses Taught

Recent Publications

  • “Lewis Hanke and Latin American History: The Legacy of an ‘Old Christian,’” SECOLAS Annals34 (2002): 141-55.
  • “Exiliados y expatriados estadounidenses en México (1920-1940),” in Pablo Yankelovich, ed.,México, país refugio: La experiencia de los exilios en el siglo XX (INAH-Plaza y Valdés, 2002): 141-53.
  • “Mexican Culture, 1920-1945,” in Michael C. Meyer & William H. Beezley, eds., Oxford History of Mexico (Oxford University Press, 2000): 543-72.
  • “Inter-American Relations and Encounters: Recent Directions in the Literature,” Latin American Research Review 35 (2000): 155-72.
  • Co-author, A Reference Guide to Latin America (M.E. Sharpe, 2000).
  • The Enormous Vogue of Things Mexican: Cultural Relations Between the United States and Mexico, 1920-1935 (University of Alabama Press, 1992).
  • Red Against Blue: The Liberal Party in Colombian Politics, 1863-1899 (University of Alabama Press, 1982).
  • The Discoverers: An Encyclopedia of Explorers and Exploration (McGraw-Hill, 1980).

Current Projects

  • The Development of Latin American Studies in the U.S., 1850-1970

Awards and Honors

  • A. B. Thomas Award, Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies, for The Enormous Vogue of Things Mexican: Cultural Relations Between the United States and Mexico, 1920-1935 (1992)
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