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Pedro M. Cameselle

Advisor: Hector Lindo-Fuentes, Christopher Schmidt-Nowara

Dissertation Title: A Forgotten Neighbor: The Challenge of Uruguay-United States Relations during the Era of Franklin Roosevelt, 1929-1945

Email: [email protected]

MA, International Relations, Boston University, 2006
BA, International Studies, Fairfield University, 2004

Research Interests:
Pedro’s interests include United States relations with Latin America, Migration, Nation Building and Race in Latin America. His current research examines the intersection of political, economic, and cultural diplomacy in U.S.-Latin America relations during the 1930s and 1940s. In particular, his dissertation investigates U.S.-Uruguay relations during Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 12 years in office, to gauge the significance of FDR’s popular image in Uruguay, and examine the domestic and transnational aspects of Uruguayan foreign policy.

Awards and Fellowships:
Fulbright finalist, Uruguay, 2014-2015.
GSAS Travel Grant, Fordham University, Spring 2013.
John McCloskey Summer Fellowship, Fordham University, 2013.
Jesuit Pedagogy Graduate Seminar participant, Fordham University, Spring 2012.
English Composition Teaching Fellowship, Fordham University, 2011-2012.
Dr. Julius Ford Teaching Fellowship, Westchester Community College, Fall 2010.
History Teaching Fellowship, Fordham University, 2010-2011.
Graduate Assistant Fellowship, Fordham University, 2008-2009; 2009-2010.

Encyclopedia Articles – “Obdulio Jacinto Varela”; “Jose Leandro Andrade”; and “Isabelino Gradin” in Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013).
Book Review – “Urban Chronicles in Modern Latin America: The Shared Intimacy of Everyday Life by Viviane Maxiuex” in Critical Reviews on Latin America Research (October 2013).

Conference Presentations:

“The Challenge of Uruguay-U.S. Relations: FDR’s Image and the Debate over the American Military Bases, 1933-1945.” The 2014 Annual Conference of the American Historical Association, Washington, D.C. January 4, 2014.
“The Forgotten Neighbor: Uruguay-US Relations during the Era of FDR.” The 2013 Annual Conference of the New England Council of Latin American Studies, November 9, 2013 at Wheaton College, Norton, MA.
“The History of U.S. Foreign Policy in Latin America.” Talk delivered at the Collegium: Foreign Policy Forum for Latin America, Westchester Community College (SUNY), April 2011.

Classes Taught:
Understanding Historical Change: Latin American History