Brian Bockelman

Brian Bockelman

Visiting Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest: Latin American history, Modern Argentine intellectual and cultural history, Suburbs and slums in art, literature, and film


Education: A.B. in Religion, Dartmouth College, A.M. in History, Brown University, Ph.D. in History, Brown University

Awards and Honors

  • ACM/Newberry Faculty Fellow, Newberry Library (2012)
  • President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Brown University (2003)
  • Jacob K. Javits Fellow (1997-2001)


  • "Along the Waterfront: Alejandro Malaspina, Fernando Brambila, and the Invention of the Buenos Aires Cityscape, c. 1794," in Journal of Latin American Geography
  • "Between the Gaucho and the Tango: Popular Songs and the Shifting Landscape of Modern Argentine Identity, 1895-1915," in American Historical Review (June 2011)
  • "The Borderlands of Buenos Aires: Histories and Fictions of the Argentine Quinta, 1880-1930," in Clio (Summer 2011)
  • "The Return of Pío Collivadino: An Argentine Master Painter Reinvents Himself," in Ilja van den Broek, Dirk Jan Wolffram and Christianne Smit, eds., "Commitment and Imagination: Changes in the Perception of the Social Question" (2010)
  • "Evaristo Carriego: An Argentine Bohemian Discovers the Urban Fringe," inBrújula: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Latin American Studies (2006)
  • Entries on "Gaucho" and "Fin de Siecle" in "Iberia and the Americas: Culture, Politics and History" (2005)

Courses Taught:

  • History 295 - Historical Methods
  • History 390 - Film and History: Latin America at the Movies
  • HIstory 490 - Crying for Argentina: A Cultural and Political History of Modern Argentina