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Mark Petersen, Ph.D.

A native of Florida, Mark Petersen received his D.Phil. in History at the University of Oxford.  He taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago before joining the History faculty at UD in 2015.  His specialty is Latin America, with a focus on the Southern Cone and hemispheric affairs.


Ph.D., University of Oxford
M.Phil., University of Oxford
B.A., University of Oxford

Recent Courses

HIS 1311 American Civilization I
HIS 1312 American Civilization II
HIS 3363 History of Latin America I
HIS 3364 History of Latin America II
HIS 4357 Age of Revolution
HIS 4357 Revolution in Latin America
HIS 4357 ST/Modern Latin America
HIS 4357 Inter American Relations 
HIS 4357 Social Justice in Latin America

Research Interests

Research interests include Southern Cone history, the international history of the Western Hemisphere, the history of cultural and intellectual diplomacy, and contemporary inter-American affairs.

Selected Publications

The Vanguard of Pan-Americanism: Inter-American Multilateralism in the Early Twentieth Century in Cooperation & Hegemony in US-Latin American Relations, ed. Juan Pablo Scarfi and Andrew Tillman, (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016).

Argentine and Chilean Approaches to Modern Pan-Americanism, 1888-1930, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Oxford, 2014.