Associate Professor of Latin American Studies
Ph.D., Latin American History, University of Kansas, 1998
Office: 310 Gaige Building
Dr. Kirwin Shaffer is an Associate Professor of Latin American Studies. He teaches courses on Latin American and Caribbean History, Latin American Studies, Global Terrorism and Political Violence, and International Literature and Film. When not teaching, he continues research on transnational anarchism in the Americas. In 2005, he published his book Anarchism and Countercultural Politics in Early Twentieth-Century Cuba (University Press of Florida). He is currently working on a book-length manuscript that looks at anarchist networks that criss-crossed the Caribbean region, including Panama, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba and the United States. The tentative title for the book is Caribbean Anarchism: Countercultural Politics and Transnational Networks in the Age of US Expansionism, 1890s-1920s.
Most Recent Publications:
Havana Hub: Cuban Anarchism, Radical Media, and the Trans-Caribbean Anarchist Network, 1903-1915 in Caribbean Studies Vol. 37, Number 2, July-December 2009: 45-81.
By Dynamite, Sabotage, Revolution and the Pen: Violence in Caribbean Anarchist Fiction, 1890s-1920s in New West Indian Guide Vol. 83, Numbers 1 and 2, 2009: 3-35.