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Alan McPherson, Ph.D.

Professor McPherson teaches U.S. history, U.S. foreign relations, and U.S.-Latin American relations, and specializes in the history of anti-Americanism. He is the author of Yankee No! Anti-Americanism in U.S.-Latin American Relations (Harvard University Press, 2003), which won the A. B. Thomas Award for Best Book of the Year from the Southeastern Council on Latin American Studies and was named Outstanding Academic Title for 2004 by Choice Magazine. He has since published three more books. The first, Intimate Ties, Bitter Struggles: The United States and Latin America since 1945 (Potomac Books, 2006) is a concise, up-to-date narrative with primary documents. The second is an edited volume titled Anti-Americanism in Latin America and the Caribbean (Berghahn Books, 2006). The third, co-edited with Ivan Krastev, is titled The Anti-American Century (Central European University Press, 2007).

He has also appeared as a commentator on television and has published op-ed pieces and refereed book chapters and articles in The Americas, the Latin American Research Review, Diplomatic History, the Brown Journal of World Affairs, Diplomacy and Statecraft, and Gender and History. He has written over a dozen book reviews and has presented at over two dozen national and international conferences ranging from Prague, Budapest, and Beirut to San Juan, Veracruz, and Santo Domingo.

He is presently at work on a monograph on resistance to U.S. occupations in the Caribbean and Central America from 1912 to 1934. This second project takes him to various U.S. archives and to France, England, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic.

Professor McPherson trained at the Université de Montréal, San Francisco State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he worked with Professor Michael H. Hunt and received a PhD in 2001. He has been a fellow of the U.S. Social Science Research Council and the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. In fall 2006 he was a Fulbright lecturer/researcher in the Dominican Republic. While at Howard, he has been supported by the University’s New Faculty Research Grant, its Fund for Academic Excellence, and its Grant in Social Sciences and the Humanities as well as outside grants from the Herbert Hoover Library, the Franklin Roosevelt Library, and the University of Florida. Finally, he has participated in various programs in international affairs, including becoming an Associate at the Inter-American Dialogue and teaching the history of U.S. foreign relations in a summer enrichment program offered through the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center.

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