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Matthew Ford


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Ph.D. - Stony Brook University (2023)

Fall 2023
Course Days/Times
HIST 12 - American History from 1877 MWF 3:00 - 3:50 pm
HIST 12 - American History from 1877 MWF 4:00 - 4:50 pm
HIST 100W - Historical Research and Writing MWF 10:00 - 10:50 am
CLAS 5 - Chicanx Culture MWF 11:00 - 11:50 am
CLAS 70 - Introduction to Latin America MWF 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Spring 2024
Course Days/Times

  • Commodities and Capitalism,
  • Indigeneity
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Frontiers
  • Amazonia

“Liberalismo en la Selva: La vorágine del caucho, el trabajo indígena y la transformación del Oriente Ecuatoriano,” en Alberto Harambour and Margarita Serje (eds.), La era del imperio y las fronteras de la civilización en América del Sur (Bogotá y Santiago: Ediciones UniAndes y Editorial Pehuén, 2023).

  • Winner of 2023 Best Essay Award from Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Estudios Ecuatorianos section

“Indelible Divides and the Creation of Myths: Visions of the Ecuadorian Amazon,” A Contracorriente: una revista de estudios latinoamericanos vol. 18, no. 2 (February 2021): 63-91

“I ain't gonna work on Merritt's farm no more: A Brief History of Central California’s Forgotten Empire,” Public Seminar: Journal of Ideas, Politics, and Culture published by The New School For Social Research (October 2019)

“The Other Slavery at the Heart of America: Andrés Reséndez, Indian Enslavement, and Looking South to Amazonia,” Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies vol. 1, no. 2 (December 2017): 62-75

“Management at California State University is Living Large While Faculty Struggle,” Jacobin Magazine. August 26, 2023.


  • HIST 162: Modern South America
  • HIST 8: Republics of Latin America
  • CLAS 114: US-Mexico Relations from independence to 1910
  • CLAS 115: US-Mexico Relations since 1910