Jaime E. Rodriguez

Associate Professor
Dr. Jaime Eloy Rodriguez is an associate professor of Core Global History in the Division of Health and Human Services of the College of Professional Studies at St. John’s University. His teaching at St. John’s focuses on the university Core Curriculum history course “The Emergence of Global Society.” He has also taught courses cities and migration in the Americas as well as the history of U.S and Latin American relations. Rodriguez is also a Senior Research Fellow for The Vincentian Center for Church and Society. `` Before beginning at St. John’s in 2005, Rodriguez taught as a visiting assistant professor of Latin American history at Barnard College and also taught as an adjunct professor at New York University and Rutgers University-Newark. His long-term research interests include the urban history of Mexico, focusing on the transformation of the northern city of Monterrey into an urbanized and modernized metropolis in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Rodriguez has presented papers on topics related to his research in the United States and abroad including the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, the International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, the Reunión de Historiadores Mexicanos, Estadounidenses y Canadienses, and the Columbia University Seminar on the City. Currently, Rodriguez is a member of the Standing Board for Oxford Bibliographies in Latin American Studies, a comprehensive online database of research review articles highlighting classic and contemporary works in the field. Rodriguez earned a Ph.D. in Latin American History in 2004 from Columbia University, studying with distinguished Latin American historian Dr. Herbert S. Klein. He also earned an M.Phil. at Columbia University in 1995, an M.A. in Latin American and Iberian Studies in 1991 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.A. in History and French from Walla Walla College in 1989.

Teaching Interests

Global History, Latin American History, History of Mexico, Urban History, Cities, Migration.

Research Interests

Global History, History of Latin America, History of Mexico, Urban History, Cities, Migration.

Courses Taught