PhD, History, (Latin American Studies), University of Pittsburgh, 2000
MA, History, (Latin American Studies), University of Pittsburgh, 1995
BA, History, (Anthropology, Latin American Studies), University of Florida, 1993
James E. Sanders, Professor of History, teaches Latin American and world history. His first book, published by Duke University Press, is Contentious Republicans: Popular Politics, Race, and Class in Nineteenth-Century Colombia. His most recent book is The Vanguard of the Atlantic World: Creating Modernity, Nation, and Democracy in Nineteenth-Century Latin America, also with Duke University Press. His current projects focus on rethinking the relation between capitalism and democracy in the nineteenth-century Americas and on challenging notions of American exceptionalism.