Fernando Calderón

Department of History
Faculty - Assistant Professor of History

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2011

Research Interests

Professor Herrera-Calderón’s research focus has been on the urban guerrilla experience in Mexico, 1964-1982, and his publications include, Challenging Authoritarianism in Mexico: Revolutionary Struggles and the Dirty War, 1964-1982, which he co-edited with Adela Cedillo (2011). His second book project is tentatively entitled “Contesting the State from the Ivory Tower: Student Power, Dirty War, and the Urban Guerrilla Experience in Mexico, 1970-1982.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Herrera-Calderón specializes in Modern Mexican history, political violence, student radicalism, memory, and human rights. He teaches the Liberal Arts Core class on Latin America, as well as the upper level History classes on Colonial and Modern Latin America, a seminar on “The Global 60s,” and a Graduate Seminar on Political Violence and Memory in Latin America, among others courses.

Office

Seerley 330

Phone

319-273-7057

Fax

319-273-5685

Email

fernando.calderon@uni.edu