Mark Petersen Ph.D.

Mark Petersen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History, Director of Latin American Studies

Phone: (972) 265-5857


Office: Braniff Graduate Building #268

A native of Florida, Mark Petersen received his D.Phil. in History at the University of Oxford.  He taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago before joining the History faculty at UD in 2015.  His specialty is Latin America, Inter-American and Hemispheric History

Ph.D., History, University of Oxford
M.Phil., Latin American Studies, University of Oxford
B.A., Modern History, University of Oxford

HIS 1311 American Civilization I
HIS 1312 American Civilization II
HIS 3361 History of Mexico
HIS 3363 History of Latin America I
HIS 3364 History of Latin America II
HIS 4357 Age of Revolution
HIS 4357 Revolution in Latin America
HIS 4357 ST/Modern Latin America
HIS 4357 Inter American Relations 
HIS 4357 Social Justice in Latin America

Latin America, Inter-American Relations, and Hemispheric History

The Southern Cone and the Origins of Pan America, 1888-1933 (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2022).

"Architects, Exchange, and the Consolidation of Pan-American Cooperation, 1914-40" in The New Pan-Americanism and the Structuring of Inter-American Relations, ed. Juan Pablo Scarfi and David M. K. Sheinin, 22-44 (New York: Routledge, 2022).

“Militaries, Modernities, and 
Mesocracia: Reflections on the Rise of Middle Class Politics in Early-Twentieth-Century Latin America”.  In The Middle Class: Philosophical, Political, and Historical Perspectives, edited by 
José Espericueta, Joshua Parens, and Philipp Rosemann (San José, Costa Rica: Editorial Universidad de Costa Rica, 2020).

“Encontrando el balance: las visiones de la ciudad en América Latina, 1820-1920”. Translated by José Manuel Orozco. Revista Estudios 134 (Otoño 2020): 11-28.

Petersen and Carsten-Andreas Schulz. “Setting the Regional Agenda: A Critique of Post-Hegemonic Regionalism” Latin American Politics and Society 60:1 (January 2018): 102-27. 

“Instituciones e imágenes: política internacional” in Historia Política de Chile, 1810-2010: Historia del Estado. Edited by Francesca Rengifo and Iván Jaksic. Santiago de Chile: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2018.

"The Vanguard of Pan-Americanism: Inter-American Multilateralism in the Early Twentieth Century". In  Cooperation & Hegemony in US-Latin American Relations , ed. Juan Pablo Scarfi and Andrew Tillman, (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016): 111-37.

Argentine and Chilean Approaches to Modern Pan-Americanism, 1888-1930, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Oxford, 2014.