Michael Conniff

Ph.D.

Stanford University, 1976

M.A.

Stanford University, 1969

B.A.

UC Berkeley, 1968


Office

210 N. 4th St.,
3rd floor 0135

Email

michael.conniff@sjsu.edu

Phone

408-924-7196

Professor


Biography

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: A History of the Black Diaspora (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.