Associate Professor and Director of the M.A. in History
Dr. 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.
Her work examines right-wing ideology, immigration, nationalism, gender, media, and identity. In 2012, she contributed to the volume Women of the Right: Comparisons and Interplay Across Borders (Penn State University Press, 2012). More recently, Aguirre contributed to 300 Years of San Antonio & Bexar County (Trinity University Press, 2018). She also published essays on topics such as intersectionality in academia and training for the historical profession.
Aguirre’s courses include Colonial Latin America, Military Coups and Dictatorships in Latin America, History of Mexico, History of the U.S./Mexico Borderlands, and the World Civilization surveys. Her upcoming courses include U.S. Immigration History and a Freshman Seminar on Narco Culture.
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, please visit www.citadel.edu/latinoamericans
Ph.D. Borderlands History (University of Texas) M.A. Latin American Studies (University of Chicago) B.A. History (University of Texas of the Permian Basin)
Research Interests: Latin America, U.S. / Mexico Border