Department of History
Professor - Nation and State Formation, Race and Racism, Popular Politics, Democracy, Capitalism
James E. Sanders, Professor of History at Utah State University, works on Latin America and the Atlantic World. His first book, published by Duke University Press, is Contentious Republicans: Popular Politics, Race, and Class in Nineteenth-Century Colombia. His new book is The Vanguard of the Atlantic World: Creating Modernity, Nation, and Democracy in Nineteenth-Century Latin America, also with Duke University Press (2014). He has lived and conducted research in Bogotá, Popayán, Cali, Mexico City, Guanajuato, Mérida, Quito and Montevideo. His current projects focus on rethinking the relation between capitalism and democracy in the nineteenth-century Americas and on challenging notions of American exceptionalism.
Teaching Interests: Latin America, the Atlantic World, History of Slavery, History and Theory, Social Movements
Research Interests: Nation and State Formation, Race and Racism, Popular Politics, Democracy, Capitalism
Ph.D. - University of Pittsburgh, 2000
M.A. - University of Pittsburgh, 1995
B.A. - University of Florida, 1993