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Michael L  Conniff

Conniff, Michael L

Instr Fac AY,  History

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Phone Number(s)
(408) 924-7196

Office Hours
Tues/Thurs 12:30-1:30 pm, DMH 217



  • Doctor of Philosophy. Stanford Univ, 1976
  • Master of Arts, Latin American Studies
    Stanford Univ, California, United States, 1969
  • Bachelor of Arts, Latin American Studies
    Univ Of Cal-Berkeley, California, United States, 1968


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.