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Ian Olivo Read, PhDAssociate Professor of Latin American Studies
- PhD. Department of History, Stanford University
- M.A. Program of Social Sciences, University of Chicago
- B.A. International Studies, DePaul University
- 2008-2015, Associate Professor of Latin American Studies, Soka University of America
- 2007-2008, Instructor, Department of History, University of California Berkeley
- 2006-2007, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Puget Sound
- 2003-2006, Lecturer, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and the Department of History, Stanford University
- History of Brazil
- History of public health
- Slavery and race in the Americas
Selected Papers, Publications & Lectures
- “Do Diseases Talk? Writing the Cultural and Epidemiological History of Disease in Latin America,” Latin American Perspectives, scheduled for publication in May 2016.
- “Freedom for Too Few: Slave Runaways in the Brazilian Empire” Journal of Social History, Vol. 48, No. 2, 2014 [co-authored with Kari Zimmerman].
- The Hierarchies of Slavery in Santos, Brazil, 1822-1888, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012.
- “A Triumphant Decline? Tetanus among Slaves and Freeborn in Brazil.” História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Vol.19, December 2012.
- “Off the Block but in the Neighborhood: Local Slave Trading in São Paulo.” Slavery and Abolition, Routledge, March, vol. 33, n. 1, March 2012.
- “Sickness and Recovery among the Enslaved and Free of Santos County Brazil, 1860-1880,” The Americas, The Academy of American Franciscan History, Vol. 66, No. 1, June 2008.
- “Bankers, Industrialists, and their Cliques: Networks and Institutions in Mexico and Brazil (1890-1910)” Enterprise and Society, Oxford University Press, Vol. 8, No. 3, Dec. 2007 [co-authored with Aldo Musacchio].
- “Banana Boats and Baby Food: The Banana in US History,” in Steven Topik, Carlos Marichal and Zephyr Frank, editors, From Silver to Cocaine: Latin American Commodity Chains and the Building of the World Economy, 1500-2000. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006, [co-authored with Marcelo Bucheli].
Courses Taught at SUA
- Introduction to Latin American Studies (INTS 130)
- Introduction to the Pacific Basin (PACBASIN 100)
- US-Latin American Relations (INTS 210)
- Brazil and Mexico in a Global Context (INTS 303)
- Political Economy of Latin America (INTS 323)
- The Americas in the Era of Slavery (INTS/HUM 390)
- Plagues and Peoples (INTS 410)
Selected Honors & Awards
- American Council for Learned Societies Fellowship, 2016
- Professor of the Year Award (one of two awards), 2012
- National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Fellowship, 2008
- Louis Hanke Post-Doctoral Publication award, 2008
- William R. Cline History Fellowship Fund, 2007
- Giles Whiting Fellowship, 2005
- Fulbright-Hays, 2004
- Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship, 2003
- Stanford Graduate Research Office, 2002
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