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Faculty Detail

Brett Troyan

Research Interests: Modern Latin America, Colombia 20th century, Ethnic Identity.



Ph. D., Cornell University, 2002

M.A., Cornell University, 1997                

M. A., SUNY at Stonybrook, 1994

B. A., Connecticut College, 1989

Great Lakes University Exchange Program, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, 1988

Baccalaureat “ Mention Assez Bien” en economie et philosophie, Lycee Montaigne, Paris, France, 1985



World History survey, Colonial Latin America, Modern Latin America, Revolutions in 20th century Latin America, Methods of History, History Seminar, Art and Politics in Latin America, Latin American History through Film, 20th century Historiography of Latin America.



The intersection of religion and politics in 20th century Southwestern Colombia, Revista de Cultura y Religion, Vol IV, no.2 (October 2010), 105-119.

Ethnic Citizenship in Colombia: the experience of the Regional Indigenous Council of the Cauca in Southwestern Colombia from 1970-1990. Latin American Research Review, Vol. 43, No. 3 (Winter 2008).

“Re-imagining the “Indian” and the State: Indigenismo in Colombia, 1926-1947. Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Vol. 33. No 65 ( 2008).

Constructing a "Modern Colombia": the life and work of Gregorio Hernandez de Alba, director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs: 1930-1970 in the European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies Vol. 82 ( April 2007).

Republication and translation to German of Constructing a "Modern Colombia": the life and work of Gregorio Hernandez de Alba, director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs: 1930-1970. Unsere Leute Namuy Misag: Land, Bräuche und Glaubensvorstellungen der Guambianos. Nacherzählt von Gregorio von Hernandez de Alba. MIt einem Essay von Brett Troyan. ( June 2010)

Review of Kiran Asher’s Black and Green: Afro-Colombians, Development, and Nature in the Pacific Lowlands (Duke University Press, 2009). Wagadu Journal (2010).

Review of Mark Chernick, Acuerdo Posible: Solución Negociada al conflicto armado colombiano ( Bogota: Editorial Planeta, 2008). Revista de Estudios Colombianos (2009).

Review of Jennifer Bickham Mendez, From the Revolution to the Maquiladores: Gender, Labor, and Globalization in Nicaragua (Duke University Press, 2005). Wagadu Journal (2008).

Indigenous Organizations. Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, 2nd Ed. (Thomson Gale –Latin America, May 2008).

Conference Report for Gran Colombian studies. Latin American History Conference Newsletter/ April of 2006.

Review of Vera Grabe, Vera Grabe: las razones de mi vida ( Bogota: Planeta,2000) in the Hispanic American Historical Review, Yale University, Connecticut. May 2002.

Mexico, Rock, David, Chevalier, Francois, Stein, Stanley J. in the Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing, United Kingdom, Fall of 1999.



National Endowment Fellowship awarded for 2011-2012

Woodrow Wilson Junior Scholar Grant for the Study of Democracy, 2006-2007

Fulbright Senior Scholar Teaching/Research Fellowship, Fall of 2004, Bogotá, Colombia

National Endowment for Humanities, Summer 2003

Summer Stipend Fellowship, Washington,  D.C.

United States Institute of Peace,  2001-2002, Randolph Jennings Peace Scholar Fellowship, Washington, D.C.  

Andrew Mellon Foundation, Completion Dissertation Fellowship, 2000-01, Cornell University