UT Tyler

Global Awareness & Diversity

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

FLC Liason

Colin Snider is an Assistant Professor of Latin American History at The University of Texas at Tyler.

His research focuses on universities and social movements in Brazil in the 20th century, particularly during military rule, and on human rights in dictatorships and postdictatorships. He has published chapters on student activism in Brazil under both democratic and military regimes in the edited volumes The Third World in the Global 1960s (Berghahn Books, 2013) and on Catholic activism in Brazil in Local Church, Global Church: Catholic Activism in the Americas before Vatican II (Catholic University of America Press, 2015). He's also published articles on university autonomy in Brazil, on student movements and higher educational reform, and on understandings of transitional politics in post-dictatorship societies in journals including the Latin American Research Review and The Latin Americanist.

Dr. Sniders current projects focus on universities, development, and state-society relations in Brazil; on white-collar labor movements and democratization in Brazil; and on US-Brazil relations in the Cold War. Additionally, He is currently the book review editor for the quarterly scholarly journal The Latin Americanist, the quarterly scholarly journal of the Southeastern Council on Latin American Studies (SECOLAS).

Beyond these current projects, Colin's research and teaching interests include transnational social movements, human rights and memory, middle class societies and politics, and comparative indigenous history.

About the Global Awareness & Diversity FLC

The FLC on Global Awareness and Diversity is designed to help faculty members incorporate global perspectives and diverse voices in the classroom in varying ways, from course material and content to students’ voices themselves. This FLC will also support faculty members in diversifying and transforming their classroom, even while it reaches out to the community to bridge the gap between the world, the community, and the campus. Members of the new FLC will meet regularly with one another to plan upcoming events, share ideas, receive support in bringing global content to their courses, and promote global awareness and diversity throughout UT Tyler.

Events and Opportunities will include:

  • Workshops for diversity and global awareness in the classroom
  • Guest speakers
  • Opportunities to build connections with the broader campus and Tyler community
  • Global certification opportunities for students
  • Faculty-driven talks
  • Networking with the broader UT system community
  • Potential funding opportunities to work on diversity and global awareness and much more!


Upcoming Dates:

Tentative first meeting: Monday, January 29, 12:30-1:30 in FAC 2010

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