Beau DJ Gaitors
Dr. Beau DJ Gaitors is a native of Chicago, IL. He comes to WSSU from Tulane University, where he completed his Ph.D. in Latin American History. Dr. Gaitors holds a B.A. in International Relations and a B.A. in Africana Studies from Brown University (2008). He received his M.A. in Colonial Latin American History from Purdue University (2010). Dr. Gaitors completed a postdoctoral fellowship through the Consortium of Faculty Diversity. During the postdoctoral fellowship he taught courses in Afro-Latin American History, Environmental History of Latin America and Modern Latin American History at Muhlenberg College. Dr. Gaitors is the author of several book review essays, and he is the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship, which he carried out in Mexico from 2013 to 2014.
- PhD, 2017, Tulane University
- MA, 2010, Purdue University
- BA, 2008, Brown University
Michael Matthews, The Civilizing Machine: A Cultural History of Mexican Railroads 1876-1910 and Robert F. Alegre, Railroad Radicals in Cold War Mexico: Gender, Class, and Memory in The Latin Americanist Journal, Volume 59, Issue 4, pages 76-78, December 2015
Russell Loshe, Africans into Creoles: Slavery, Ethnicity, and Identity in Colonial Costa Rica, in PALARA Journal, December 2015
Jerome C. Branche, The Poetics and Politics of Diaspora: Transatlantic Musings, in CLR James Journal, Volume 21, Issue 1/2, Fall 2015
“United States Military Interventions in the Gulf of Mexico,” in Encyclopedia of U.S. Military Interventions in Latin America, ed. Alan McPherson (Denver: ABL-CLIO, 2013).
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