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Colin Snider

Colin Snider

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of History
Building: BUS 267
Phone: 903.565.5758


B.A., Ohio Northern University

M.A., University of New Mexico

Ph.D., University of New Mexico


I am Assistant Professor of Latin American History at the University of Texas-Tyler.

My research focuses on universities and social movements in Brazil in the 20
th  century, particularly during military rule. I have published articles on student activism in Brazil under both democratic and military regimes. “‘A More Systemic Fight for Reform’: University Reform, Student Movements, Society, and the State in Brazil, 1957-1968,” looks at long-term educational demands and their role in student mobilization, and appears in the edited volume The Third World in the Global 1960s (Berghahn Books, 2013). “Catholic Campuses, Secular Struggles: Student Activism and Catholic Universities in Brazil, 1950-1970,” examines the dynamics between student activism, religious movements, and political transformation in Brazil as it went from a period of populist democracy to a repressive military regime, and appears in the edited volume Local Church, Global Church: Catholic Activism in the Americas before Vatican II (Catholic University of America Press, 2015).

Current projects include a book project on universities, development, and state-society relations in Brazil; an article on  white-collar labor movements and democratization in Brazil; and an article on the historical context of the protests that erupted in Brazil in 2013. Additionally, I am 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, my other interests include comparative indigenous history, transnational social movements, labor, and the interaction and relation between nationalism and regionalism in Latin America.


HIST 1301 U.S. History I

HIST 1302 U.S. History II

HIST 2322 World Civilizations II

Colonial Latin American History

Modern Latin American History

Curriculum Vitae