Instr Fac AY, History
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Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford Univ, 1976
Bachelor of Arts, Latin American Studies, Univ Of Cal-Berkeley, California, United
Master of Arts, Latin American Studies, Stanford Univ, California, United States,
Michael L. Conniff is a professor of history at San José State University and previously
directed the Global Studies Initiative.
Conniff earned degrees at UC-Berkeley and Stanford and has published a number of books
on modern history, most recently A History of Modern Latin America (2005, with Lawrence
Clayton), Africans in the Americas (2003, with T. J. Davis), and Panama and the United
States (2012). He has lived overseas for a dozen years, has held several post-doc
appointments (including three Fulbright 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 helped create Latin American studies programs
at Auburn University and the University of South Florida. He has won and managed grants
and contracts worth more than four million dollars.