Brett Robert

Latin America in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Ph.D. Student
Education: 

M.A. in History, California State University Northridge, 2017.
B.A. in History, Sonoma State University, 2012.

brettr@sas.upenn.edu

I am interested in finding new ways to look at historical problems, particularly those relating to Latin America in the 19th and 20th century. During my M.A. program I developed a research interest in the relationship between international infrastructure projects and cities.  Examining the ways in which geopolitical debates played out on a local level produced insights about both global and local histories.  

Research Interests: 

Colombia, Puerto Rico, Los Angeles, U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, U.S.-Latin American relations, Economic History, Urban History, History of Ports, History of Canals, History of Infrastructure