Peter Soland

About Peter Soland

I am a PhD candidate in Latin American history, focusing on modern Mexico.  I'm especially interested in examining intersections between culture, politics, and technology. In my dissertation I investigate the cultural and political significance of aviation from 1920 to 1957.  

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (current)

-Dissertation (in progress): Cuando los Conquistadores se Cayeron: Aviation, Modernity, and Citizenship in Mexico

 

M.A. History, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2011

-Thesis: Reactionary Politics: The Mexican Presidential Election of 1940

 

B.S. Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 2009

-Journalism major

-History minor

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

Instructor of Record:

 

1) University of Arizona

Course: History 436 – Civil War and Reconstruction

Fall 2013

 

2) University of Arizona

Course: History 315 - US Military History

Summer 2015

 

3) Nevada State College

Course: HST 470 – History of Mexico

Fall 2013

 

4) Phoenix College

Course: HIS 145 – History of Mexico

Fall 2013

 

5) Phoenix College

Course: HIS 242 – History of Modern Latin America

Fall 2013

 

6) Phoenix College

Course: US History Since 1945

Fall 2014

 

Teaching Assistant:

 

1) Spring 2010

Course:  Individuals & Societies 103 – Modern Latin American History

Position: Discussion Leader

Professor for Course: B.J. Barickman

 

2) Fall 2010

Course: Traditions and Cultures 101 – Colonial Latin American History

Position: Discussion Leader

Professor for Course: Kevin Gosner

 

3) Spring 2011

Course: History 465Z – History of Central America

Position: Grader

Professor for Course: Robert L. Scott

 

4) Fall 2011

Course: History 150C3 – U.S. History Since 1870

Position: Discussion Leader

Professor for Course: Michael Schaller

 

5) Spring 2012

Course: History 150C3 - U.S. History Since 1870

Position: Discussion Leader

Professor for Course: Michael Schaller

 

6) Fall 2012

Course: History 332 – Vietnam and the Cold War

Position: Grader

Professor for Course: Michael Schaller

 

7) Spring 2013

Course: History 247 – Nature and Technology is U.S. History

Position: Grader

Professor for Course: Jeremy Vetter

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

“Concepciones de modernidad e ideales de ciudadania: El patrimonio documental y tecnologico de la aviacion en San Luis Potosí despues de la revolucion,” in Paisajes culturales y patrimonio en el Cenro Norte de México, siglos XVII al XX (Forthcoming)

 

Una Mezcla de Metáforas: Representations of Modernity and the Patria in Escuadrón 201” (In Progress)

 

CONFERENCES

 

Presented: The Mexican Presidential Election of 1940, Tinker Conference, 2010, Tucson, AZ

 

Presented: Cuando los Conquistadores se Cayeron: Aviation and State Funerals in Mexico, Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, 2012, Park City, UT

 

Presented: Una Mezcla de Metáforas: Representations of Modernity and the Patria in Escuadrón 201, Spring 2012 Student Research Symposium: Studies in Archival and Mainstream Film, Tucson, AZ

 

Presented: Concepciones de modernidad e ideales de ciudadania: El patrimonio documental y tecnologico de la aviacion en San Luis Potosí despues de la revolución,

Seminario de Paisajes culturales y Patrimonio en San Luis Potosí 2012, San Luis Potosí, México

 

Organized/Presented: Panel Cinematic México: Race, Nation, and Modernity on the Silver Screen, 1930-1965, Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, 2013, Santa Fe, NM

 

Presented: Aguiluchos and Air Shows: Aeronautics Celebrations, 1929-1931, Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, 2015, Tucson, AZ

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

Oaxaca Summer Institute Graduate Seminar, Oaxaca, México, 2010

 

Cuernavaca Language School (intensive language training), Cuernavaca, México, 2011

 

Thesis Research

- Archivo General de la Nación (AGN), México City, D.F., México, 2010

- Hemeroteca Nacional, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México (UNAM), México City, D.F., México, 2010

- Biblioteca Miguel Lerdo de Tejada, México City, D.F., México, 2010

 

Dissertation Pre-research

- Archivo General de la Nación (AGN), México City, D.F., México, 2011

- Hemeroteca Nacional, UNAM, México City, D.F., México, 2011

- Cineteca Nacional, UNAM, México City, D.F., México, 2011

- Biblioteca Miguel Lerdo de Tejada, México City, D.F., México, 2011

 

Dissertation Research

- Archivo General de la Nación (AGN), México City, D.F., México, 2014

- Archivo Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE) México, D.F., México 2014

- Biblioteca Miguel Lerdo de Tejada, México City, D.F., México, 2014

- Hemeroteca Nacional, UNAM, México City, D.F., México, 2014

- Cineteca Nacional, UNAM, México City, D.F., México, 2014

 

 

ACCOMLISHMENTS

 

Tinker Research Grant, 2010

 

Barbara Payne Robinson Fellowship, Summer, 2013

 

John P. Rockfellow Award

 

SBS Graduate Fellowship

 

 

CAMPUS INVOLVMENT

 

Officer, History Graduate Association, 2011-2012

 

Vice President, History Graduate Association, 2012-2013

-As vice-president I co-organized The First Annual Community Outreach and Original Research Fundraising Symposium.

 

 

RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND GOALS

 

I finished my comprehensive examinations and advance to candidacy May 9, 2013.  I have also completed a chapter that will appear the forthcoming book Paisajes culturales y patrimonio en el Cenro Norte de México, siglos XVII al XX. I’m currently working to convert the paper I presented at RMCLS 2013 into an article. 

I’m spending the 2014 in Mexico, conducting dissertation research, and hope to have two dissertation chapters completed by the AHA/CLAH meeting in New York in 2015.  I’m also organizing a panel for the 2015 AHA/CLAH meeting, titled “The Spectacle of Modernity: Seeing the Future of Citizenship in mid-Twentieth Century Mexico.”  If accepted, I will also present a paper based on one of my dissertation chapters, which deals with Antonio Cárdenas Rodríguez’s 1940 good-will tour of Latin America. 

The Fall 2013 semester, I worked as the instructor of record for two online courses, one at Nevada State College and one at Phoenix College.  Doing so not only helped me to develop skills as an instructor, it also allowed me to learn useful programs and strategies for administering an online course.  Using the presentation software Prezi, I created weekly multi-media presentations that combined video, audio, and images.   

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Peter Soland
PhD Candidate
Telephone: 621-3247
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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