Gregory Swedberg

Professor, Chairperson


Brownson Hall, 210A

Professor Gregory Swedberg joined the Manhattanville faculty in 2007 where he is a professor of Latin American history. He realized his love for Latin American history and culture in graduate school after working as a teaching assistant in Puebla, Mexico. He received his PhD from Rutgers University in 2007. A Fulbright Hays recipient, his research interests include the effects industrialization and the Mexican Revolution had on gender and labor relations in Veracruz, Mexico. His courses are geographically broad but emphasize the pressing issues of underdevelopment, neoliberalism, and imperialism, as well as how economic, racial, and gender inequalities contribute to systems of violence. He is a member of the Latin American Studies Association, the American Historical Association, and the New England Council of Latin American Studies. His most recent publication, Breaking Vows: Divorce in Latin America appeared in the edited volume A Cultural History of Marriage in the Modern Age (Bloomsbury, 2020). He is currently working on two projects. The first explores womens activism in Orizaba, Mexico's labor wars following the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920). The second is an examination of a statewide religious uprising (la segunda) that occurred in Veracruz, Mexico in 1937.

A Century of Social Revolution in Latin America
History of Mexico
Leadership in the Post Independence Era
Preceptorial: Women in Latin America: Politicial, Social, and Cultural
Seminar: Modern Revolutions in Latin America
Seminar: Violence and Resistance in the Modern Latin America

Latin American History, PhD, Rutgers University
Latin American History, MA, Appalachian State University
Political Science, BA, College of Charleston
From Colonialism to Imperialism: Understanding the Origins of Mexico’s Poverty and Inequality. A review of Ramon Eduardo Ruiz, Why a Few Are Rich and the People are Poor

Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. H-LatAm, H-Net Reviews, March, 2012.
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Divorce and Marital Equality in Orizaba Mexico, 1915-1940

Journal of Family History 31 (1) January, 2009, 116-137.
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Profiles in Engineering Leadership: Eta Kappa Nu’s First Century Eminent Members, 1904-2004

USA: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. and Eta Kappa Nu Association, 2004
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