Michael Conniff


Stanford University, 1976.

Stanford University, 1969.

UC Berkeley, 1968 .

Office: 210 N. 4th St., 3rd floor 0135
Email: michael.conniff@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-7196


Professor Conniff directs the Global Studies program and also the Silicon Valley Center for Global Innovation and Immigration at San José State University. He promotes international curriculum, faculty and staff development, exchanges with foreign universities, and programs to prepare students to succeed as citizens and professionals in the world at large. Conniff earned degrees at UC-Berkeley and Stanford (Ph.D. 1976) and has published a number of books on modern history, most recently A History of Modern Latin America (wth Lawrence Clayton), Africans in the Americas (with T.J. Davis), and populism in Latin America. He has lived overseas for a dozen years, held several post-doc appointments (including three Fullbright tours), and served in the U.S. Peace Corps. He lectures often in Portuguese and Spanish. Before joining SJSU, he taught history at the University of New Mexico and created Latin American studies programs at Auburn University and the University of South Florida.

This summer I will be traveling and then on sabbatical for fall semester. For Global Studies, please contact mark.mckenna@sjsu.edu (408-924-7197). For the SVCGII, please contact edward.cohen@sjsu.edu (408-924-5824 or 510-847-6407).