Roberto Sánchez, Ph.D.
  • Ph.D., History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008
  • M.A., History, California State University at Los Angeles, 1994
  • B.A., History, California State University at Los Angeles, 1993
Short Biography

Roberto Sánchez is an Associate Professor of History and Chair in the Department of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Sociology (HPRS) and Program Coordinator of the International Studies Program.  His research and publications have focused on the history of Afro-Peruvians in post-abolition Peru, and the African Diaspora and popular religiosity in Peru and Brazil.  He has received scholarships/fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Aspen Institute.

Dr. Sánchez teaches courses on Race in the Americas, Revolution, and Social Movements in Latin America, and World History.  As Program Coordinator for the International Studies Program (six academic programs) he has supervised internships in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.  He has served on the Council on Undergraduate Education (CUE) and currently serves on the University Faculty Senate.

Research and Teaching Specializations

Modern Latin American History, African Diaspora & Race in Latin America, Late 19th century and Early 20th century Peru, Popular Religion and Sainthood in Peru and Brazil, World History, and Modern US History.

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