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Department of History
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive MC 0104
La Jolla , California , 92093-0104
(858) 534-4792
H&SS Room: 4073

Curriculum Vitae

Michael Monteón was born in Mason City, Iowa, and educated at the University of Denver and Harvard University. He is a professor of history and has been affiliated with UCSD since 1973.


  • Chile in the Nitrate Era: The Evolution of Economic Dependence, 1880-1930 (Madison: U. of Wisconsin, 1982)
  • Co-editor, Engendering Wealth and Well-Being: Empowerment for Global Change (Boulder: Westview Press, 1995).
  • Chile and the Great Depression: The Politics of Underdevelopment, 1927-1948 (Tempe: Center for Latin American Studies, Arizona State University, 1998).
  • "The Child is Father of the Man: Personality and Politics in Revolutionary Mexico," Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, 10:1 (July, 2004).

Current Research

  • Historical interpretation of Latin America in the Twentieth Century
  • A study of state development in Mexico from 1920-1935; it focuses on the role of Plutarco Elias Calles in creating the Mexican revolutionary regime.


  • HILA 10. Film and History in Latin America.
  • HILA 101. Latin America: The Construction of Independence, 1810-1898.
  • HILA 102. Latin America in the Twentieth Century.
  • HILA 114. Dictatorship in Latin America.
  • HILA 115. The Latin American City, A History
  • HILA 118. Subverting Sovereignty: US Aggression in Latin America, 1989-Present (summer course).
  • HILA 120. History of Argentina.
  • HILA 163/263. The History of Chile, 1880-Present.
  • Graduate reading and seminar courses on 19th and 20th Century Latin America