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John R. Bawden

Professor of History

University of Montevallo

(205) 665-6179

Education

2009                 Ph.D. in History, University of California, Riverside

2004                 M.A. in History, University of California, Riverside

2000                 B.A. in History, University of California, Riverside

Employment

2020-present    Professor, University of Montevallo

2015-2020        Associate Professor, University of Montevallo

2009-2015        Assistant Professor, University of Montevallo

2008-2009        Adjunct Instructor, San Bernardino Valley College

2000-2006        Instructor, The Princeton Review

2000-2002        Substitute Teacher, Fontana and Redlands Unified School Districts

Books

2019     Latin American Soldiers: Armed Forces in the Region’s History (New York: Routledge Press, 2019).

2016     The Pinochet Generation: The Chilean Military in the Twentieth Century (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2016).

Articles

2013     “Cutting Off the Dictator: The United States Arms Embargo of the Pinochet Regime, 1974-1988,” Journal of Latin American Studies, 45:3 (August 2013): 513-43.

2012     “Gazing Abroad, the Chilean Military’s Reading of International Events: Implications for Doctrine, Ideology, and Behavior, 1945-1975,” The Latin Americanist, 56:3 (September 2012): 5-30.

2010     “El Análisis Militar Chileno de Conflictos Periféricos, 1965-1971,” Centre d’Etude Des Relations Entre L’Union Européenne Et L’Amérique Latine, Revue No. 5 (2010): 65-74.

Encyclopedia Entries

2012     “Chilean Development Corporation”, “Arms Industry in Latin America”, and “Treaty of Inter-American Reciprocal Assistance, 1982”, in Encyclopedia of U.S. Latin-American Relations, ed. Thomas Leonard, CQ Press, 2012.

Book Reviews

2020     Sefan Rinke, Latin America and the First World War, in H-War (February 2020).

2019     Leith Passmore, The Wars inside Chile’s Barracks: Remembering Military Service under Pinochet, in The Hispanic American Historical Review, 99:1 (February 2019): 197-199.

2016     Morris Morley and Chris McGillion, Reagan and Pinochet: The Struggle over US Policy toward Chile, in The Journal of American Studies,50:2 (May 2016): 496-497.

2014     William Michael Schmidli, The State of Freedom Elsewhere: Human Rights and U.S. Cold War Policy toward Argentina, in The Journal of Latin American Studies, 46:3 (August 2014): 600–602.

2013     Tanya Harmer, Allende’s Chile and the Inter-American Cold War, in The Latin Americanist, 57:2 (June 2013): 140-142.

2011     Paulo Drinot (ed.), Che’s Travels: The Making of a Revolutionary in 1950s Latin America, in The Latin Americanist, 55:3 (Sept 2011): 124-126.

Op-Eds and Web-Based Publications

2020 “Is Gen Z Like the World War II Generation,” History News Network, 8/30/2020.

2019 “My fellow Americans, you should visit Cuba,” Seattle Times, 8/23/2019.

2018 “America needs baseball’s virtues more than ever,” Los Angeles Times, 3/28/2018.

2017 “How average CEO pay mirrors the salaries of elite baseball players,” Business Insider, 5/27/2017.

2016 Interview with undergraduate students at the Georgia Institute of Technology, The Censorship Files, 11/15/2016.

2016 “The US and Cuba on the eve of Obama’s visit to Havana,” Alabama Media Group, 3/20/2016.

Fellowships and Awards

2019     Teaching and Learning Grant, University of Montevallo

2018     University Scholar, University of Montevallo

2017     Library Travel Grant, University of Florida Latin American and Caribbean Collection

2016     Montevallo Information Literacy Innovator

2014     Illuminate Grant, University of Montevallo

2013     Research and Special Projects Grant, University of Montevallo

2012     Summer Research Stipend, University of Montevallo

2011     Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program (co-authored a funded application)

2009     Research and Special Projects Grant, University of Montevallo

2008     Humanities Graduate Student Research Grant, University of California, Riverside

2007     Carl H. Marcoux Award for Dissertation Research

2006     Humanities Graduate Student Research Grant, University of California, Riverside

2005     Teaching Assistant of the Year, University of California, Riverside

2004     All UC Economic History Research Fellowship, University of California, Riverside

Conference presentations

2020     “A Reassessment of U.S. Meddling in Chilean Democracy: Press Disclosures, Factual Distortions, Congressional Actions, and Lessons for the Present.” Presented at the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies, Austin, TX, March 5-8, 2020.

2018     “La voz del congreso: El efecto Watergate en Sudamérica y el embargo de armas de Estados  Unidos en Chile.” Presented at the Pontifical Catholic University, Santiago, Chile, 8 August 2018.

2018     “Before the Rains: Yellow Fever as a Protagonist in the Cuban War for Independence (1895-1898).” Presented at the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies, Nashville, TN, 10 March 2018.

2016     “Memory Frameworks in Chile’s Armed Forces, 1930-1990.” Presented at the American Historical Association, Atlanta, GA, 9 January 2016.

2016     “Teaching Digital Literacy with Wikipedia.” Presented at The American Historical Association, Atlanta, GA, 8 January 2016.

2015     “Soldiers of the Pinochet Generation: Initial Training and Lived Experience, 1930-1945.” Presented at the Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association, Little Rock, AR, 15 November 2015.

2015     “Resilience in Defeat: The Cultural and Religious Underpinnings of Mapuche Resistance in Southern Chile, 1550-1600.” Presented at the Southeastern Council of Latin American   Studies, Charleston, SC, 13 March 2015.

2013     “Revisiting the 1973 Chilean Coup Forty Years Later.” Presented at the 1st International Meeting on Culture and Politics in Latin America, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL, 9 April 2013.

2012     “Cutting Off the Dictator: The US Arms Embargo of the Pinochet Regime, 1974-1988.” Presented at the Southern Historical Association, Mobile, AL, 4 November 2012.

2012     “Gazing Abroad: The Chilean Military’s Reading of International Events: Implications for Doctrine, Ideology, and Behavior, 1945-1975.” Presented at the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 30 March 2012.

2010     “The Evolution of Chilean Military Doctrine, 1945-1980.” Presented at the Montevallo Faculty Research Symposium, Montevallo, AL, 8 March 2010.

2009     “Rethinking U.S. Military Influence in Chile, 1945-1985.” Presented at “Latin America: A People Without Boundaries?” State University New York, Stony Brook, NY, 24 April 2009.

2007     “Observadores Atentos: El Análisis Militar Chileno de Conflictos Periféricos, 1965-1971.” Presented at the Congreso XV Asociación de Historiadores Latinoamericanistas de Europa, University of Leiden, Leiden, Netherlands, 25 August 2007.

2005     “The Historical Consciousness of Paraguay’s Nationalist Thinkers, 1954-1989.” Presented at the International Conference on Latin America, California State University, San Bernardino, CA, 15 April 2005.

Campus and Invited Talks

2020     “Cuba in Transition.” Delivered to students and faculty, Birmingham Southern College, 12 March 2020.

2019     “Montezuma Meets Cortés: What Happened Five Hundred Years Ago this Week and Why it Matters Today.” Delivered to students and faculty, University of Montevallo, 6 November 2019.

2019     “Leveraging Airbnb in Support of Experiential Learning.” Delivered to students and faculty, University of Montevallo, Oct 9, 2019.

2018     “Migration and Modernization in South America: Reflections on Twenty Years of Visiting Santiago, Chile.” Delivered to students and faculty, University of Montevallo, 19 September 2018.

2018     “The Unexpected Consequences of U.S. Interference in Chilean Democracy.” Delivered to students and faculty, University of Montevallo, 7 March 2018.

2016     “US-Chile Relations in the Twentieth Century: From Reluctant Partners to Close Allies.” Delivered to students and faculty, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA, 15 February 2016.

2013     “Environmental History.” Delivered to students enrolled in Environmental Studies 200, University of Montevallo, 25 February 2013, 22 February 2014, 16 February 2015.

Courses Taught

Colonial Latin America

The Spanish Conquest

Modern Latin America

Modern Brazil

Digital History

Introduction to Historical Study

US-Latin American Relations

Cold War Latin America

The Islamic World

World Civilizations I

World Civilizations II

The History of Baseball

The Art and Science of Fermentation

The Art and Science of Wilderness Survival

University Service

2019-Present    Alabama Articulation and General Studies Committee

2018-Present    International Student Advisory Committee

2010-Present    Admissions Committee

2019-2020        Psychology Search Committee

2016-2017        Montevallo in Cuba, Director

2015-2016        Sociology Search Committee

2012-2018        Teacher Education Committee

2012-2014        General Education Review Committee

2012-2013        Academic Senate

2011-2012        Montevallo in Cuba, Director

2011-2012        History Program Review

2010-2011        Sociology Search Committee

Manuscript Review

2019     Journal of Political and Military Sociology

2018     The International History Review

2017     Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Academic Translation

2015     Fabián Bustamante Olguín,“Local History of a Charismatic Catholic Base Community during the Pinochet Dictatorship: The Dios con Nosotros Community, 1973-1983,” Journal of Religion and Society Volume 17 (2015): 1-17.

Civic Involvement

2017-Present    Air Rifle Facilitator, Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama

2017-2018        Ministerial Search Committee, Unitarian-Universalist Church of Birmingham

2011-2014        Board of Trustees, Unitarian-Universalist Church of Birmingham

Languages

Spanish – reading, writing, and speaking

Portuguese – reading and basic conversation

Professional Memberships

American Historical Association

The Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association

Southeastern Conference on Latin American Studies