William C. Van
MSC 2001 Dept. of History
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Dissertation Title: “Shade Grown Slavery: Life and Labor on Coffee Plantations in Western Cuba, 1790-1845.”
Advisor: Louis A. Pérez, Jr.
History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Thesis title:Re-imagined Identity: Cultural Transformation in Cuban Bozales.
summa cum laude, History with Minor in Spanish, Arizona State University,
BA, summa cum laude, Religious Studies with a Certificate in Latin American Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
Honors Thesis Title: Santería in the History and Cosmology of Cuba.
Community College, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Transfer to Arizona State University.
|2004||Business History Conference Travel Grant.|
|2003-2004||Quinn Dissertation Completion Award, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Department of History.|
on Latin American History (American Historical Association) Lydia
Cabrera Award for Cuban Historical Studies
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Graduate School Off-Campus Dissertation Research Fellowship.
of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Department of History
Mowry Fellowship; FITAC Technology Group Grant.
of Latin American Studies Tinker Field Research Grant
Fellowship; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Department of History Mowry Fellowship; FITAC Technology Peer Group Consultant Grant.
|1997-2001, 2002-2003||University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Graduate School Tuition Waivers, Academic Stipends, Research Assistantship, and Teaching Assistantships (During Academic School Years).|
Institute of Latin American Studies Tinker Field Research Grant Fellowship.
|1997||Waddell Memorial Fellowship, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.|
History and Religious Studies with Honors, Honors College, Arizona
State University, Tempe, Arizona.
Outstanding Student in Latin American Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
|1996||Phi Beta Kappa.|
|1995-1997||Regents Scholarship, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.|
|Visiting Asst. Professor||James Madison University||2005-2006|
Colonial Latin America
|Instructor||University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||2004-2005|
Transatlantic Slave Trade
The History of the World Since 1945
Social Theory and Cultural Diversity
|Teaching Assistant||University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||1998-2003|
The Transatlantic Slave Trade
Modern Muslim World
Introduction to Islamic Civilization
Introduction to Native American Studies
The Process of Cultural Change Among Cuban Bozales During the Nineteenth
Century.” Forthcoming in The Americas, October, 2005.
Review of Matt D. Childs and Toyin Falola, eds., “The Yoruba Diaspora in the Atlantic World.” Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004. Forthcoming in International Journal of African Historical Studies, 2006.
Review of Gabino La Rosa Corso, “Runaway Slave Settlements in Cuba: Resistance and Repression.” Trans. Mary Todd. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003. Forthcoming in Cuban Studies, 2005.
Review of Verene Shepherd, ed. “Slavery Without Sugar: Diversity in Caribbean Economy and Society Since the 17th Century.” Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2002. in H-Net Reviews (http://www.h-net.org/reviews/). October, 2003.
Contributor to Encyclopedia of Cuba: People, History, Culture. Luis Martínez et al., eds. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2003.
Conference papers and presentations:
The Rise of Monoculture and the Transformation of Cuban Inter-Family Networks,
1790-1850,” paper presented at Allen Morris Conference on the History
of Florida and the Atlantic World. Florida State University, Tallahassee,
Florida, February, 2006.
“ Foreign Investment and the Decline of Agricultural Diversification in Early Nineteenth-Century Cuba,” paper presented at the Business History Conference. Le Creusot, France. June, 2004.
“ Volatile Mixture: African Labor, Cuban Coffee, and Changing Conditions,” paper presented at Allen Morris Conference on the History of Florida and the Atlantic World. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, February, 2004.
“ Slave Rebellions in Cuba: Invoking a Sense of Justice, To Right A Wrong,” paper presented at the American Historical Association annual meeting (CLAH session), Washington, D.C. January, 2004.
“ The Implications of Changing Slave Populations on the Cafetales of 19th Century Western Cuba,” paper presented at the XXIV Latin American Studies Association International Congress, Dallas, Texas. March, 2003.
The Implications of Differing Labor Systems and Social Structures In The Audiencia Of Cuba During The 18th And 19th Centuries, panel convener XXIV Latin American Studies Association International Congress, Dallas, Texas. March, 2003.
“ Gender and the Demographic Imperative,” paper presented at the 50th annual South Eastern Conference of Latin American Studies conference, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. March, 2003.
“ Re-imagined Identity: Cultural Transformation in Cuban Bozales,” paper presented at the Institute of Latin American Studies Student Association Conference, University of Texas, Austin. February, 2000.
|Spring 2002||Dissertation Research Madrid and Sevilla, Spain and Havana, Cuba|
|Fall 2001||Dissertation Research Havana and Pinar del Rio, Cuba|
|Summer 2001||Dissertation research, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.|
|Summer 2000||Pre-disseratation research, Havana, Cuba; collaboration with Dr. Gabino La Rosa, Centro de Antropologia working group.|
|Summer 1999||Exploratory dissertation research Houghton library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.|
|Summer 1998||M.A. thesis research Havana and Matanzas, Cuba.|
|Summer 1996||Honors thesis research Havana, Cuba.|
American Historical Association
Latin American Studies Association
Conference on Latin American History
South Eastern Conference of Latin American Studies
Business History Conference
Intermediate proficiency: French
Basic level: Portuguese