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 regularly teach Historical Perspectives II in the Three Crowns Curriculum and I take students to Brazil during the IEX Experience. I am currently developing courses in Latin American Environmental History, Sports in Latin America, 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 Brazil's Black Mecca: Bahia Reconsidered (with Bernd Reiter) an interdisciplinary volume on Bahian Studies that brings together recent schalarship on the historical and contemporary experiences of Afro-Bahians. 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

HIS-160 (Introduction to Latin America), HIS-244 (ST:Sports in Lat Amer), and HIS-361 (Latin America and the United States)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
HIS-160 Introduction to Latin America 8 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, and 2014/FA
CUR-110 Historical Perspective II 6 2018/SP, 2017/SP, and 2016/SP
HIS-261 Colonial Latin America 3 2017/FA, 2016/SP, and 2014/FA
HIS-344 ST:Sex Drugs Americas 2 2017/FA and 2015/SP
HIS-361 Latin America and the United States 2 2016/FA and 2015/FA
HIS-244 ST:Brazil 2 2016/FA and 2015/SP
HIS-107 Lat Am Sex/Race/Danger 2 2016/JN and 2015/JN
HIS-108 Citizen Activism 1 2018/JN
HIS-146 Brazil: Inequality 1 2017/JN