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Randall S. Hanson

Professor and Chair, Social Sciences and Education
Chair, Multi-Disciplinary Studies
David H. Winton Endowed Teaching Chair

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Joined faculty in 1996. B.A. from Washington University, St. Louis; M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington. Areas of teaching include modern Mexico, U.S. history, America in the 1960s, and revolutions and revolutionaries.

Professor Hanson has presented a number of conference papers on such topics as the Catholic church in modern Mexico, the Harry S. Truman presidency and Latin American women's studies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Brazilian History, colonial to present
  • The Catholic Church and Religion in Mexico and Latin America
  • Mexican History, colonial to present
  • Modern Latin American History
  • United States Diplomatic History
  • Women in Latin America


  • M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University
  • B.A., Washington University