Scott Ickes

Faculty

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. 

Education

PhD University of Maryland, 2003



Courses Taught

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
HIS-160Introduction to Latin America82018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, and 2014/FA
CUR-110Historical Perspective II62018/SP, 2017/SP, and 2016/SP
HIS-261Colonial Latin America32017/FA, 2016/SP, and 2014/FA
HIS-344ST:Sex Drugs Americas22017/FA and 2015/SP
HIS-361Latin America and the United States22016/FA and 2015/FA
HIS-244ST:Brazil22016/FA and 2015/SP
HIS-107Lat Am Sex/Race/Danger22016/JN and 2015/JN
HIS-108Citizen Activism12018/JN
HIS-146Brazil: Inequality12017/JN