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Nancy Aguirre

Assistanat Professor
(Director: Latino Americans)

Nancy Aguirre specializes in Latin American history with an emphasis on modern Mexico and the U.S./Mexico Borderlands. She earned a B.A. from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at El Paso. Her research focuses on right-wing Mexican exiles forced into the United States during the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920.

Recently, she contributed to the volume Women of the Right: Comparisons and Interplay Across Borders (Penn State University Press, 2012). Her work examines right-wing ideology, immigration, nationalism, gender, media, and identity.

Aguirre teaches Colonial Latin America and the World Civilization surveys. Future courses will include Modern Mexico and Modern Latin America. She looks forward to teaching upper-division and graduate courses on immigration, right-wing governments in Latin America, religion and gender, and the Mexican Revolution.

Professor Aguirre is the Project Director for "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History," an initiative funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History" aims to tell the history of Latinos in South Carolina's Lowcountry, which dates back to the early sixteenth century. This project also celebrates Latino culture and this community's contributions to the Lowcountry. For more information on this initiative, including the 2015-2016 programming schedule, please visit


Contact Information
Telephone: 843-953-9650

Office: 424A Capers Hall
Office Hours: MW 10:00-11:00am
T 4:30-5:30pm

Ph.D. in Borderlands History - University of Texas, El Paso, TX
M.A. in Latin American Studies - University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
B.A. in History - University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Odessa, TX

Research Interests:

Latin America, U.S. / Mexico Border

Vita:  Dr. Aguirre's Vita

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