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Karina Esposito


Teaching Fields: 

  • U.S. Foreign Relations with a focus on U.S.-Latin America
  • U.S. History 19th Century
  • U.S. History 20th century
  • Public History


  • PhD, West Virginia University (2015)
  • Cultural Resource Management (CRM) certificate from WVU, 2015
  • M.A. in History from WVU, 2009
  • B.A. in Biology from California State University, Northridge, 2005

Research Interests: 

  • U.S.-Latin American foreign relations
  • Late nineteenth and early twentieth century U.S. naval diplomacy
  • U.S-Brazilian naval diplomacy and foreign relations. 
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era U.S.

Courses Offered:

  • HIST 464: U.S. Foreign Relations, 1941-Present
  • HIST 375: Hollywood and History
  • HIST 453: Civil War and Reconstruction

“Confederate Immigration to Brazil: a Cross-cultural Approach to Reconstruction and Public History."   Public History Review 22 (2015)