Roger A. Kittleson

Roger Kittleson

Chair and John J. Gibson Professor of History

Hollander Hall Rm 329

Office Hours (Spring 2014): TBA


B.A. Northwestern University (1985)
M.A. Stanford University (1989)
M.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison (1990)
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, History (1997)

Areas of Expertise

Gender, race, and region in modem Brazil
Sport and sexual identities
History of ideas in Latin America
Political cultures of Brazil



Latin America From Conquest to Independence (not offered 2024/25)


Modern Latin America, 1822 to the Present (not offered 2024/25)

HIST 346 / AFR 346 LEC

Modern Brazil (not offered 2024/25)

Scholarship/Creative Work

The Practice of Politics in Post-Colonial Brazil: Porto Alegre, 1845-1895 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005)

Race, Region, and Masculinity in Brazilian Futebol, 1950-1994 (in progress)

Articles and Essays:
“Women and Notions of Womanhood in Brazilian Abolitionism,” in Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World, ed. Diana Paton and Pamela Scully (Duke University Press, 2005)

“The Paraguayan War and Political Culture in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1865-80,” in I Die With My Country: Perspectives on the Paraguayan War, ed. Thomas Whigham and Hendrik Kraay (University of Nebraska Press, 2005)

“Jacobina Maurer, German-Brazilian Mystic,” in The Human Tradition in Modem Brazil, ed. Peter Beattie (Scholarly Resources, 2004)

“Campaign All of Peace and Charity’: Gender and the Politics of Abolitionism in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 1879-1 888,” Slavery and Abolition (December 2001)

Thesis Students:

Christine Rodríguez, ’06, “Apathy Revisited: Claim to Place by Puerto Rican Housing Organizations in Manhattan and Philadelphia, 1968-1985″ (History Department)

Adriel Cepeda-Derieux, ’05, “Sister Flags: Cuban and Puerto Rican Independence Movements in New York City” (History Department)

Joel Hebert, ’04, “Un-American Pastime: International Scouting in Major League Baseball” (History Department)