Scott Ickes


Visiting Assistant Professor, Latin America in History and LALACS

I teach on most aspects of modern and colonial Latin American History, including US-Latin American relations. My Introduction to Latin American History is a core course for the Latin American Studies Major and Minor. I also regularly teach Historical Perspectives II in the Three Crowns Curriculum and am currently developing courses in Latin American Environmental History and Latinx History

My scholarship explores questions of race, class, and culture in twentieth-century Brazil. In African Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil (University of Florida Press, 2013), I examined how African-Brazilian cultural practices – including carnival batucadas, samba and capoeira – became central to regional identity in the northeast state of Bahia. Currently, I am co-editing (with Bernd Reiter) an interdisciplinary volume on Bahian Studies that brings together recent schalarship on the historical and contemporary experiences of Afro-Bahians, Brazil's Black Mecca: Bahia Reconsidered. The volume is in press with Michigan State University Press (forthcoming, 2018). My current research project is a book length study of cultural politics in Bahia from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s, covering Brazil's military coup and the early phase of the dictatorship. 


PhD University of Maryland, 2003

Courses Taught


CUR-110 (Historical Perspective II) and HIS-160 (Introduction to Latin America)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
HIS-160Introduction to Latin America72017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, and 2014/FA
CUR-110Historical Perspective II42017/SP and 2016/SP
HIS-261Colonial Latin America32017/FA, 2016/SP, and 2014/FA
HIS-344ST:Sex Drugs Americas22017/FA and 2015/SP
HIS-244ST:Brazil22016/FA and 2015/SP
HIS-361Latin America and the United States22016/FA and 2015/FA
HIS-107Lat Am Sex/Race/Danger22016/JN and 2015/JN
HIS-108Citizen Activism12018/JN
HIS-146Brazil: Inequality12017/JN