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IWU's Social Studies faculty members come from a broad spectrum of disciplines within the social sciences. While some instructors will define their discipline as a social science, others as a behavioral science, and still others as part of the humanities, they all share a common commitment to studying human beings and the human condition, both socially and individually.

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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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