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Christin Cleaton-Ruiz. Ph.D.

Christin Cleaton-Ruiz, PhD                       Associate Professor
Office: Bates Hall 120                                 Phone: 413-572-8162
Email: ccleatonruiz@westfield.ma.edu
Joined Westfield State University in 2006

Education:
Ph.D., History, Stony Brook University (2005)
M.A., Latin American Studies, University of California, San Diego (1994)
B.A., History and Modern Languages, Trinity College, Hartford, CT (1992)

Courses Taught:
HIST 131 – US History to 1865
HIST 132 – US History 1865 to Present
HIST 276 – Latin America to 1800
HIST 277 – Latin America 1800 to Present
HIST 278 – Latin American Revolutions
HIST 279 – History of Women in Latin America
HIST 372 – Drugs in Latin America
HIST 373 – Modern Latin America
HIST 375 – US-Latin American Relations
HIST 372 – Special Topics in Latin American History

Research Interests:
Central American history, history of education, history of social movements, political economy, drugs and the drug economy, colonial Mexico.

Selected Scholarship:

  • Assistant Editor, Historical Journal of Massachusetts (Spring 2015 to Present)
  • “Historia de Nuestra Patria: Nicaraguan Textbooks from 1889 to Present,” New England Historical Association Annual Conference, October 24, 2015.
  • Book Review, Remembering the Forgotten War: The Enduring Legacies of the U.S.-Mexican War, Historical Journal of Massachusetts, Summer 2015.

Special Interests: 
Raising my daughter who keeps me very grounded and travel to Latin America.