Gary VanValen

Fields of Study: Latin America, Indigenous Peoples Dr. Van Valen is a historian of Latin America and indigenous peoples who teaches classes in these fields as well as in Atlantic and World history. His research centers on ethnohistory and cultural contact in Bolivia and New Mexico. He is the author of Indigenous Agency in the Amazon: The Mojos in Liberal and Rubber-Boom Bolivia, 1842-1932 (Arizona, 2013), which won the American Society for Ethnohistory’s Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin Book Award, as well as several articles. His current project is a history of the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico during the period of Mexican rule.

  • B.A., History, Montclair State University, 1988
  • M.A., Latin American History, University of South Carolina, 1995
  • Ph.D., Latin American History, University of New Mexico, 2003

Spring 2021 Sections

  • HIST-1111 (Surv World History/Civiliz I) Section: 02
  • HIST-1111 (Surv World History/Civiliz I) Section: 03
  • HIST-4422 (US-Latin American Relations) Section: 01W
  • HIST-5422 (US-Latin American Relations) Section: 01

Fall 2020 Sections

  • HIST-1111 (Surv World History/Civiliz I) Section: 04
  • HIST-1111 (Surv World History/Civiliz I) Section: 05
  • HIST-3327 (Latin Amer Since Independence) Section: 01

Summer 2020 Sections

  • HIST-1111 (Surv World History/Civiliz I) Section: E02
  • HIST-1111 (Surv World History/Civiliz I) Section: E01

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Summer 2019 Sections

  • HIST-1111 (Surv World History/Civiliz I) Section: E07
  • HIST-1111 (Surv World History/Civiliz I) Section: E06

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Summer 2018 Sections

  • HIST-1111 (Surv World History/Civiliz I) Section: E01
  • HIST-1111 (Surv World History/Civiliz I) Section: E02

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Summer 2017 Sections

  • HIST-1111 (Surv World History/Civiliz I) Section: E03
  • HIST-1111 (Surv World History/Civiliz I) Section: E05

Spring 2017 Sections

  • HIST-1111 (Surv World History/Civiliz I) Section: 04
  • HIST-1112 (Surv World History/Civiliz II) Section: 03G
  • HIST-4485 (Native American History) Section: 03 Download Syllabus [PDF]
  • HIST-6686 (Atlantic World) Section: 01 Download Syllabus [PDF]

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Summer 2016 Sections

  • HIST-1111 (Surv World History/Civiliz I) Section: E02

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  • HIST-1111 (Surv World History/Civiliz I) Section: 04
  • HIST-1111 (Surv World History/Civiliz I) Section: 06
  • HIST-4485 (MesoAmerica & the Andes) Section: 02 Download Syllabus [PDF]
  • HIST-5485 (MesoAmerica & the Andes) Section: 01 Download Syllabus [PDF]

Fall 2015 Sections

Summer 2015 Sections

  • HIST-1111 (Surv World History/Civiliz I) Section: 01
  • HIST-1111 (Surv World History/Civiliz I) Section: 02

Spring 2015 Sections

Indigenous Agency in the Amazon: The Mojos in Liberal and Rubber-Boom Bolivia, 1842-1932, University of Arizona Press, 2013.

“In Search of Juan Antonio Ignacio Baca, a Pueblo Participant in the Shifting Politics of Nineteenth-Century New Mexico,” chapter in Transnational Indians of the North American West (Texas A&M, forthcoming).

Introduction to Transnational Indians of the North American West, co-authored with Andrae Marak (Texas A&M, forthcoming).

“The Seven Trees and Ramapough Ethnicity,” Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore, Spring/Summer 2014.

“Border Life as Seen through Rural Schools in Southern Arizona,” The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies, No. 8, Spring 2014.

“De Mojos a Beni: los indígenas y la reforma gubernativa en la Amazonía boliviana, 1842- 1860.” Anuario de Estudios Bolivianos, Archivísticos y Bibliográficos, No. 17, Archivo y Biblioteca Nacionales de Bolivia, 2011.

“The Caribbean as Crossroads of World History,” World History Bulletin, Vol. XXII, No. 2, Fall 2006.

“Anglo Perceptions of a Cofradía: The Penitentes of New Mexico, 1880-1940.” SECOLAS Annals, Vol. 27, March 1996.