Associate Professor of Latin American Studies | Director of International Studies
Ian Read graduated from the University of Chicago (MA, 2000) and Stanford University (PhD, 2006). He teaches several courses at SUA, including Introduction to Latin American Studies, US-Latin American Relations, Brazil and Mexico, Political Economy of Latin America, and Plagues and Peoples. In these courses, Dr. Read draws on the scholarship of slavery, race, and health in the Portuguese Empire, Brazil, and Latin America. His first book, The Hierarchies of Slavery, sought to explain how cruelties were embedded in a highly stratified social system. His current research examines the entangled nature of colonialism, race, climate, and epidemiological change in South America. Dr. Read and his wife are proud parents of three daughters and one son.