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Lisa Covert

Assistant Professor

Address: Maybank 214
Office Hours: TR 1-3 or by appt.
Phone: 843.953.3033
E-mail: covertlp@cofc.edu


 Lisa Covert earned her Ph.D. from Yale University in 2010. She specializes in Latin American history. Dr. Covert is currently working on a book manuscript about the intersections of economic development and national identity formation in the Mexican town San Miguel de Allende during the twentieth century.


Education

Ph.D., Yale University, 2010

M.Phil., History, Yale University, 2006

M.A., History, Yale Univeristy, 2006

B.A., History, California State University, Long Beach, 2003


Research Interests

Latin American History, Mexican History, U.S.-Latin American relations, Cold War, Catholicism

Courses Taught

Modern Latin America
History and Memory
Revolution and Reaction
Mexican History from Independence to the Present


Honors and Awards

Leylan Dissertation Fellowship, Yale University, 2008-2009
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2007-2008
Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Research Fellowship in Latin American History, 2006-2007
Myrna F. Bernath Dissertation Fellowship, Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations, 2007


Publications

In Progress: Defining a Place, Defining a Nation: San Miguel de Allende through Mexican and Foreign Eyes, book-length manuscript

"The Political Economy of Mexico's Independence Heroes: Sellling Public History in San Miguel de Allende," The Latin Americanist, Vol. 54, No. 4, December 2010 

"Colonial Outpost to Artists' Mecca: Conflict and Collaboration in the Development of San Miguel de Allende's Tourist Industry" in Holiday in Mexico: Critical Reflections on Tourism and Tourist Encounters. Edited by Dina Berger and Andrew G. Wood, Duke University Press, 2010