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All of the History faculty members at IWU have an earned doctorate in that subject. They are committed teachers, scholars, and Christians. A sample of the areas of historical study, interest, and expertise of our faculty includes: Ancient, Late Antiquity, Medieval, Early Modern Europe, England, Latin America, and U.S. Political and Constitutional History.

The History faculty strive to challenge untested assumptions, inspire thoughtful engagement, and cultivate a historical perspective in their students. They desire graduates who can critically analyze, appreciate, and honestly evaluate the past, resulting in a deeper understanding of the present, a greater appreciation of the human condition, and some inkling of where we may be headed in the future.

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David Burden; MA, PhD Assoc Prof; History david.burden@indwes.edu Department - Social Science Division Division - Social Sciences

Biography

Dissertation: “La Idea Salvadora: Immigration and Colonization Politics in Mexico, 1821-1857.”

Major Field: European History
Minor Field: Latin American History
Research Project: “Professional Mexicanization: Manuel Gamio and the Politics of Acculturation.”

Majors: History, International Studies, Spanish.

Interests

Dr. Burden's investigations examine how immigration figured in Mexican political, social, religious and economic discourse during the nineteenth century. The project provides a broad examination of the intense debate surrounding such topics as border security, national identity, racial identity and religious toleration in the evolution of the Mexican state.

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