Dr. William SkubanWilliam E. Skuban


Office: Social Sciences 119

Email: weskuban@csufresno.edu

Office Phone: 278-5154

Ph.D. - University of California, Davis (2000)
M.A. - University of California, Davis (1991)
B.A.- California State University, Hayward (1990)

Research/Teaching Interests:

Latin American History
U.S.-Latin American Relations
Nationalism, National Identity, and Nation-State Formation
Church-State Relations in Latin America

Select Publications:


Lines in the Sand: Nationalism and Identity on the Peruvian-Chilean Frontier. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2007.

Articles and Book Chapters:

"La apertura y el cierre de la frontera chileno-peruana: El plebiscito de Tacna y Arica, 1884-1929," in Ampliando miradas: Chile y su historia en un tiempo global, ed. Fernando Purcell and Alfredo Riquelme, 129 –158. Santiago de Chile: RIL editores, 2009.

"Civic and Ethnic Conceptions of Nationhood on the Peruvian-Chilean Frontier, 1880-1930." Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 8, no. 3 (2008): 386-407.

"El nacionalismo y la cuestión indígena en el sur del Perú, 1900-1930." Revista Andina 41 (Segundo Semestre del 2005).

Courses Offered:


Colonial Americas
Republics of Latin America
South America
Social Revolution in Latin America
Latin American History in Film


Introduction to Graduate Writing and Historiography
The Cultural History of U.S.-Latin American Relations
Latin American Nationalism
Social Revolution in Latin America

Work in Progress:

I am currently working on a book dealing with Church-State relations in Chile in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. I am also currently engaged in a long-term book project with my colleague Honora Chapman (Department of Classical and Modern Languages) on martyrdom in the Catholic Church, from Rome in the first century A.D. to twentieth-century Latin America.