Michigan's excellence in the study of Latin American and Caribbean history overall is coupled with an extraordinary depth in research and teaching on Brazil and the Caribbean that is unique among top-ranked universities. Several of our faculty also have significant research projects underway in Central America, Mexico, and Argentina. Our work spans issues of law, race, slavery, gender, religion, dictatorships, and migration, with temporal strengths in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Much of our work is situated within the framework of Atlantic and African Diaspora studies and overlaps significantly with African, African-American, and Latino history. We take a methodologically varied approach to the study of Latin America's past, drawing on social, political, cultural, and intellectual history, as well as ethnography.
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