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Stanley E. Blake

Stanley E. Blake is Associate Professor in the Department of History. He specializes in modern Brazilian and Latin American history. Dr. Blake’s research interests include race and national identity in Latin America, Latin American social and cultural history, and the history of medicine and public health in the Americas.

He is the author of The Vigorous Core of Our Nationality: Race and Regional Identity in Northeastern Brazil (Pittsburgh, 2011) which examines the origins and development of regional identity in Northeastern Brazil from the 19th century through the Vargas Era. He is currently working on a book-length project on modernism, popular culture, and urban development in Recife, Pernambuco in the 1920s and 30s.

Dr. Blake is based at the Lima campus and teaches courses on World history, colonial and modern Latin America, the history of Brazil, the history of Mexico, U.S.-Latin American relations, and the social history of medicine.