Meet the Faculty
Darlene S. Rivas
Professor of History and Latin American Studies
Division: Humanities/Teacher Education Division
Office: Cultural Arts Center (CAC) 207
Phone: (310) 506-4025
- Ph.D., United States and Latin American History, Vanderbilt University, 1996
- M.A., History, Sam Houston University, 1990
- B.S., American Studies, Harding University, 1982
- History of the American Peoples
- Foreign Relations of the United States in the Twentieth Century
- United States, 1920-1952
- United States Since 1952
- Mexico and the Borderlands
- Colonial Latin America
- Modern Latin America
- Fulbright Senior Specialist, 2007
- Seaver Research Council Grant, 2004-2005
- Seaver Fellow, 1999-2000, 2000-2001
- W. Stull Holt Dissertation Fellowship, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), 1993
- Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations, (SHAFR)
- Latin American Studies Association
- American Historical Association
- Latin American history
- United States foreign relations
- United States in the twentieth century
- "Patriotism and Petroleum: Anti-Americanism in Venezuela from Gomez to Chavez." In Alan McPherson, Ed., Anti-Americanism in Latin America and the Caribbean: Politics and Culture, Past and Present. Berghahn Books, March, 2005
- U.S. Relations with Latin America, 1942-1960. In Robert Schulzinger, Ed. A Companion to American Foreign Relations. Blackwell Publishers, 2003.
- Missionary Capitalist: Nelson Rockefeller in Venezuela. University of North Carolina Press, 2002.
- Humanitarian Intervention and Relief. In Alexander DeConde, Richard Dean Burns, and Fredrick Logevall, Eds. Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy. 2nd Edition. Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002.
- Boxing with Joe Louis: Nelson Rockefeller in Venezuela. In Peter L. Hahn and Ann Heiss, Eds. Empire and Revolution: The United States and the Third World Since 1945. Ohio State University Press, 2001.