College of Liberal Arts

US News Ranks Graduate Program in Latin American History Best in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report ranked the Department of History’s graduate program in Latin American History as No. 1 in the nation.

“Such professional accolades not only pay tribute to the fine work of the Latin Americanist faculty, but are a badge of distinction for the entire history department,” says Seth W. Garfield, associate professor of Latin American History.

The rankings for 2014 are based on data gathered by surveying university deans, program directors and senior faculty in the field. These academics were asked to judge and rank the academic quality of specialized programs, such as Latin American History.

“This ranking represents a clear acknowledgement of the incomparable quality of our resources such as the Benson Latin American Collection and faculty as well as the exceptional students that our program attracts, and who, in turn, go on to become influential scholars in their own right,” says Susan Deans-Smith, associate professor of Latin American History.

Go to the History Department website to read more about the award-winning Latin American History faculty.