Scott Ickes


Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin American History in History

I teach on all aspects of colonial and especially modern Latin America. In my scholarly work I explore relationships between race, class, culture and regional identity in twentieth-century Brazil. In my first book, African Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil (University of Florida Press, 2013), I examined the mid-twentieth-century process by which African-Brazilian cultural practices – including carnival batucadas, samba and capoeira – became central to regional identity in the northeast state of Bahia.


PhD University of Maryland, 2003

Courses Taught


HIS-160 (Introduction to Latin America), HIS-244 (ST:Brazil), and HIS-344 (ST:LatAm Race/Sex/Clas)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
HIS-107Lat Am Sex/Race/Danger12015/JN
HIS-160Introduction to Latin America12014/FA
HIS-261Colonial Latin America12014/FA