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Heidi Krajewski

Visiting Assistant Professor

Address: Maybank Hall, Room 323
Office Hours: W 11:00-2:00 and by appointment
Phone: 843.953.1420

Dr. Krajewski is a Visiting Assistant Professor specializing in Latin American History. She received her M.A. in Latin American Studies and her Ph.D. in Modern Latin American History from Tulane University. Her research focuses on the social and political history of Nicaragua during the second half of twentieth century, a period in the nation’s history which saw Nicaraguans grapple with everyday experiences of dictatorship, natural disaster, and revolution. Before joining the History Department at the College of Charleston, Dr. Krajewski was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Loyola University Maryland. She has previously taught thematic courses on U.S. – Latin American relations, Latin American environmental history, and crisis and development in Latin American history.


Ph.D., Tulane University, 2017 (Modern Latin American History)

M.A., Tulane University, 2011 (Latin American Studies)

B.A., Vassar College, 2006

Research Interests

  • Central American history
  • 20th century politics in Latin America
  • Urbanization and poverty
  • Transnational organizations and movements
  • The global Cold War

Courses Taught

Crisis and Response in the Iberian World

Revolutions in Modern World History

Latin America since Independence

Honors and Awards

Lawrence Gelfand-Armin Rappaport-Walter LaFeber Dissertation Fellowship, Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)

William R. Hogan Fellowship for excellence in teaching by a graduate instructor, Department of History, Tulane University


Dr. Krajewski is currently at work on a manuscript titled Faults: Development, Disaster, and Revolution in Managua, Nicaragua. The book analyzes the relationship between the poor and working classes of Nicaragua’s capital city and the Somoza dictatorship, narrating their role in the revolutionary mobilizations that would succeed in toppling the authoritarian regime in 1979.