Professor, Latin American History
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 women’s 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.
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
Divorce and Marital Equality in Orizaba Mexico, 1915-1940