History Department
History Department

Gary Leo Dunbar



Latin America and Atlantic history


gldGary is a doctoral student in Latin American history. His dissertation uses music and oral culture as an alternative archive to better understand the histories of race, class, and gender in Mexico from the 16th through the 19th centuries. Gary holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of Oregon and completed his master’s work at Central Michigan University (CMU) and Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) in Mexico. His research has been funded with grants from the U.S. Department of Education, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, and UT's history department. He is the recipient of a President’s Award for Best Conference Paper at the International Graduate Historical Studies Conference, a Graduate Paper Prize from CMU’s College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, and an Outstanding Graduate Thesis/Report Award for his master’s work. Gary is currently at work on the second edition of Thomas Benjamin’s The Atlantic World: Europeans, Africans, Indians and their Shared History, 1400-1900 for Cambridge University Press.

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