John R. Bawden
Professor of History
University of Montevallo
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
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
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).
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.
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.
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 “The US and Cuba on the eve of Obama’s visit to Havana,” Alabama Media Group, 3/20/2016.
Fellowships and Awards
2021 Michael J. Grainger Professorship in Modern History
2021 National Collegiate Honors Council, Portz Grant
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
2021 “Testing Database Search Literacy.” Presented at a Virtual Assignment Charrette, American Historical Association, 7 January 2021.
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, 7 March 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.
Colonial Latin America
The Spanish Conquest
Modern Latin America
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
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
2019 Journal of Political and Military Sociology
2018 The International History Review
2017 Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
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.
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
Spanish – reading, writing, and speaking
Portuguese – reading and basic conversation
American Historical Association
The Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association
Southeastern Conference on Latin American Studies