Columbia University, 1978
M.A. (with distinction)
Johns Hopkins University, 1964
Harvard College, 1962
High School Diploma (cum laude)
Phillips Academy, Andover
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Areas of Interest
- Modern European Political, Diplomatic, and Cultural History
- Spanish and English History
- Latin American Intellectual History
- Modern Middle Eastern History
Review of Abbas Milani’s The Shah (New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2011), in Mediterranean Quarterly. A Journal of Global Issues, 22:3 (Summer 2011): 112–115.
Review of Jorge Coronado’s The Andes Imagined. Indigenismo, Society, and Modernity (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, 2009), in Bulletin of Latin American Research, April 2011, Vol. 30, Issue 2: 241–243.
Review of Vincent P. O’Hara’s Struggle for the Middle Sea: The Great Navies at War in the Mediterranean Theater, 1940–1945 (Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2009), in Mediterranean Quarterly. A Journal of Global Studies, 21:2 (Spring 2010): 121–124.
“Spanish Politics Today:” review of John Gibbons’ Spanish Politics Today (Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 1999), in Mediterranean Quarterly 12.2 (2001): 199–122.
“Latin American Colonial Historiography” in Making History. A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing, edited by D. R. Woolf. New York: Garland Publishing, 1998. 534–542.
“José de la Riva-Agüero y el problema indígena en el Perú.” In Messages and Meanings, Papers from the Twelfth Annual Symposium on Latin American Indian Literatures, edited by Mary H. Preuss. Lancaster, California: Labyrinthos, 1997. 175–185.
“Peru.” in The Political Role of the Military. An International Handbook, edited by Constantine P. Danopoulos and Cynthia Watson. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996. 338–360.
“La historiografía latinoamericana del siglo XIX. El caso de tres historiadores ilustres: Andrés Bello, Diego Barros Arana y Bartolomé Mitre,” Histórica (Lima, Perú) XX:1 (July 1996): 131–153.
"Conquistadores, Criollos, and Cholos: Manuel González Prada and the Birth of Peruvian Indigenismo," In Beyond Indigenous Voices, Papers from the Eleventh Annual Symposium on Latin American Indian Literatures, edited by Mary H. Preuss: Lancaster, California: Labyrinthos, 1996. 167–178.
"Altamira: Historian of the Generation of 1898," Mediterranean Studies (Spring 1995).
- Salzburg Fellow, 2009
- Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship (Peru), Calendar Year 1999
- NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers Directorship, Summers, 1998, 1995, & 1994
- Senior Fulbright Scholar (Peru), 1994–95
- National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, University of California/Santa Barbara, 1991
- Summer Seminar
- Spanish History Workshop Seminar Fellowship, University of Wisconsin, Summer, 1970
- Fulbright Scholar to Spain, 1967–68
- Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Fellow, 1967–68
- National Defense Foreign Language Fellow [Portuguese], 1965–67
- Presidential Fellow, Columbia University, 1965–67
- European Economic Community Scholar, The Bologna Center, The Johns Hopkins University, 1963–64
- Harvard College Scholarship, 1958–62
Throughout my life I have been committed to and deeply involved in international education. It is a passion with me. Of Anglo-Peruvian origin, I grew up and went to school in both Europe and Latin America; then I came to the States to complete my secondary education at a New England boarding school. While pursuing my M.A. in International Relations at Johns Hopkins’ SAIS, I spent my second year at their Bologna Center in Italy. Later, while doing research on my doctoral dissertation on Spanish history, I spent a year in Madrid and took the opportunity to audit several courses at the University of Madrid. Twice during the 1990s I went to Peru as a Fulbright Scholar, teaching at the Catholic University and doing research at the Instituto Riva-Agüero. Also in the 1990s I was one of three co-directors of SJSU’s Bath Program in England. In 2008 I took twenty-seven students and faculty to Cuzco on a Faculty Led Study Program. In 2009 I participated in the Salzburg Global Seminar as a Salzburg Scholar representing SJSU’s College of Social Sciences. I have lectured widely at universities throughout the Americas—from Peru, Chile and Argentina in South America, to Mexico and Puerto Rico—as well as in Ankara Turkey. Before coming to SJSU, I taught at Montgomery College, The American University and the University of Maryland in the greater Washington, D.C. area.