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Dr David C Lafevor

Name

[Dr David C LaFevor]
  • Associate Professor, History

Education

    • 2011 PhD in History
      Vanderbilt University, 2011
    • 2006 MA in History
      Vanderbilt University, 2006
    • 2003 BA in International Studies
      Rhodes College, 2003

Appointments

    • Sept 2013 to Present Assistant Professor of Latin American History and Digital Humanities
      History Department ,The University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • Aug 2011 to May 2013 Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin American History
      History Department ,Berry College (Mount Berry, GA, United States)
      I taught for two years at this liberal arts college.
    • Aug 2010 to May 2011 Adjunct Instructor of History
      History ,Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN, United States)
      Served as an adjunct instructor for US history surveys.

Memberships

    • 2015 to Present Association of Caribbean Historians
    • 2010 to Present American Studies Association
    • 2010 to Present Latin American Studies Association
    • 2008 to Present Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies
    • 2006 to Present American Historical Association
    • 2012 to 2014 Association of Third World Studies
    • 2012 to 2014 Manuel Rivera Ortiz Foundation
    • 2007 to 2012 Society for Caribbean Studies (u.k.)

News Articles

    • Aug 2016 Huffington Post
      Invited article on Digital Humanities Project
      (Type: Newspaper)
    • Mar 2015 NBC News
      Photo Essay on Afro-Cuban life.
      (Type: Internet)
    • Mar 2015 Huffington Post
      Invited article on my dissertation/monograph research in Cuba.
      (Type: Newspaper)
    • Feb 2015 Huffington Post
      Invited photo-essay on modern Cuba.
      (Type: Newspaper)

Publications

      Reference Work 2018
      • Remote Capture: Digitizing Documentary Heritage in Challenging Locations
        [LaFevor, DavidC]. "Open Book Publishers".

      Book Chapter 2018
      • "Assassination, Extradition, and the Public Sphere: The Cabrera-Barillas Affair in Porfirian Mexico"
        [LaFevor, DavidC]. "Texas A&M Press".

      Monograph 2017
      • The Third Century: U.S.--Latin American Relations since 1889
        [Gilderhus, Mark, LaFevor, DavidC, LaRosa, Michael]. "Rowman and Littlefield".

      Book Chapter 2017
      • "Cuba, the United States, and the World: From Mariel to Obama"
        [LaFevor, DavidC]. "Rowman and Littlefield Press".

      Book Review 2014
      • Review of Media, Sound, and Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean
        [LaFevor, DavidC]. 61(2),
      2014
      • Review of The Structure of Cuban History
        [LaFevor, DavidC].
      2014
      • Review of Prostitution, Modernity, and the Making of the Cuban Republic, 1840-1920
        [LaFevor, DavidC].

      Book Review 2013
      • Review of The Life Within: Local Indigenous Society in Mexico's Toluca Valley, 1650-1800
        [LaFevor, DavidC].
      2013
      • Review of Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption, and Resistance, 1959-1971
        [LaFevor, DavidC].
      2013
      • Review of Holiday in Mexico: Critical Reflections on Tourism and Tourist Encounters
        [LaFevor, DavidC].

Presentations

    • January  2019
      LaFevor, DavidC, "Caribbean Sports History at the Intersections of Race, Gender, and National Identity", American Historical Association, Chicago. (January 4, 2019).
    •  2018
      LaFevor, Matt (Author & Presenter), "Digital Preservation and Dissemination of Cuban Archives", New Orleans, LA. ( , 2018).
    •  2018
      LaFevor, Matt (Author & Presenter), "Working with "Big" Archival Data in Mexico and Cuba", San José, Costa Rica. ( , 2018).
    • June  2018
      LaFevor, DavidC, "Macondo: Colombian Commonalities During the Long Nineteenth Century", Dallas, TX. (June , 2018).
    • May  2018
      LaFevor, DavidC, "Siete Villas de Cuba: Reflections, Challenges, and the Digital Caribbean", Nashville, TN. (May , 2018).
    • November  2017
      LaFevor, DavidC, "Afro-Cuban Religion and the Catholic Church", Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. (November , 2017).
    • November  2017
      LaFevor, DavidC, "Archival Rescue and African Slavery in Cuba", Schomburg Center/Lapidus Center, New York, NY. (November , 2017).
    • November  2017
      LaFevor, DavidC, "Murder at the Palace: Extradition, Race, and Civilization in Porfirian Mexico", Dallas, TX. (November , 2017).
    • October  2017
      LaFevor, DavidC, "Traversing Cuba: Reflections on Research and Writing", UTA Library, Arlington, TX. (October , 2017).
    • March  2017
      LaFevor, DavidC, "Lynching in the Latin American Imagination ", University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa . (March , 2017).
    • March  2017
      LaFevor, DavidC, "The Slave Ship Cicerón and the Argüelles Affair", University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. (March , 2017).
    • February  2017
      LaFevor, DavidC, "Race, Desire, and the Great White Hope in Havana", Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO. (February , 2017).
    •  2016
      LaFevor, DavidC, "Cuban Immigration and the Challenges of History", Fort Worth, TX. ( , 2016).
    • September  2016
      LaFevor, DavidC, "Cuba: Life Under an Evolving Dictatorship", Hammond, LA. (September , 2016).
    • June  2016
      LaFevor, DavidC, "Las Siete Villas de Cuba", Havana, Cuba. (June , 2016).
    • June  2016
      LaFevor, DavidC, "The Slave Ship Cicerón and the Argüelles Affair", Harvard University, Hutchins Center, Havana, Cuba. (June , 2016).
    • May  2016
      LaFevor, DavidC, "The Slave Ship Cicerón and the Argüelles Affair", Nashville, TN. (May , 2016).
    • March  2016
      LaFevor, DavidC, "Xenophilia and Nationalism in Porfirian Mexico", Arlington, TX. (March , 2016).
    • February  2016
      LaFevor, DavidC, "Xenophilia and Nationalism in Porfirian Mexico", Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX. (February , 2016).
    • January  2016
      LaFevor, DavidC, "Ecclesiastical Archives, Preservation, and the Fight to Document the Afro-Cuban Diaspora", American Historical Association, Chicago. (January , 2016).
    •  2015
      LaFevor, DavidC, "Consuming Race in Republican Cuba: The Changing Visual Public Sphere, 1912-1935", Fort Worth, TX. ( , 2015).
    •  2015
      LaFevor, DavidC, "Creating a Digital Archive in Cuba", Arlington, TX. ( , 2015).
    •  2015
      LaFevor, DavidC, "Cuba Detente", Memphis, TN. ( , 2015).
    •  2015
      LaFevor, DavidC, "Cuba Histories of the Present". ( , 2015).
    •  2015
      LaFevor, DavidC, "Cuba Past and Present", Fort Worth, TX. ( , 2015).
    •  2014
      LaFevor, DavidC, "Carleton Beals, Walker Evans, and the Crime of Cuba", Chicago. ( , 2014).
    •  2014
      LaFevor, DavidC, "Stunted Laborers of Physical Specimens? Bounded Visual Representations of Afro-descendants in the Visual Public Sphere: 1918-1940", University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica. ( , 2014).
    •  2013
      LaFevor, DavidC, "Creating a Digital Archive of America's Spanish Slave Fronteir", St. Augustine, FL. ( , 2013).
    •  2013
      LaFevor, DavidC, "Visual Culture, Diaspora, and an Imperial Photographer in Republican Cuba", San Francisco, CA. ( , 2013).

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • July 2016 to Dec 2018 Seven Villas of Cuba sponsored by  - $44660
      (Funded)
    • June 2017 to Aug 2018 The Slave Ship Ciceron: Lincoln, Cuba, the United States and the Final Days of the Slave Trade sponsored by  - $10000
      (Funded)
    • July 2015 to July 2015 Creating a digital archive of ecclesiastical documents from Santiago de Cuba, Bayamo, Trinidad and Baracoa, Cuba sponsored by  - $5879
      (Funded)

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Daniel Deggus,
    • Present
      Staci Sweeny, (History)
    • Present
      Jacob Jones, (History)
    • Present
      Michael Deliz,
    • 2021
      Charles Grand,
    • 2020
      Brandon Blakeslee, (History)
    • 2016
      Jay Goldin,

Courses

      • HIST 5390-027 DIRECTED STUDIES FOR MASTERS
        (Course Id: 105237)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • HIST 6390-027 DIRECTED STUDIES: PhD STUDENTS
        (Course Id: 110964)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • HIST 6699-027 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 105259)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • HIST 3377-001 HISTORY OF MEXICO
        (Course Id: 105167)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • MAS 3377-001 HISTORY OF MEXICO
        (Course Id: 105167)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • HIST 6391-027 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 105255)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • HIST 3395-002 SELECTED TOPICS IN HISTORY
        (Topic: The Cuban Revolution | Course Id: 105187)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • HIST 5391-027 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 105238)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019
      • HIST 6699-027 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 105259)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • HIST 4394-027 HON THESIS/PROJ
        (Course Id: 105191)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • HIST 6391-027 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 105255)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • HIST 4367-001 LATIN AMER HIST
        (Course Id: 105166)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • MAS 4367-001 LATIN AMER HIST
        (Course Id: 105166)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • HIST 1312-012 U.S. HISTORY SINCE 1865
        (Course Id: 105002)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • HIST 5364-001 COLLOQ TRANSNATIONAL HISTORY
        (Topic: Abolition in Atlantic World | Course Id: 112337)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • HIST 6699-027 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 105259)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • HIST 4368-001 HIST OF MEX
        (Course Id: 105167)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MAS 4368-001 HIST OF MEX
        (Course Id: 105167)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • HIST 5363-001 COLLOQUIUM NATIONAL HISTORIES
        (Topic: Modern Mexico | Course Id: 112336)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • HIST 6990-027 DIRECTED STUDIES: PhD STUDENTS
        (Course Id: 110966)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • HIST 6699-027 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 105259)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • HIST 4367-001 LATIN AMER HIST
        (Course Id: 105166 | Xlist Coursepre: MAS | Xlist Coursenum: 4367)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • MAS 4367-001 LATIN AMER HIST
        (Course Id: 105166)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • HIST 6990-027 DIRECTED STUDIES: PhD STUDENTS
        (Course Id: 110966)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • HIST 3300-004 INTRO TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 105012)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • HIST 4366-001 LATIN AMER HIST
        (Course Id: 105165 | Xlist Coursepre: MAS | Xlist Coursenum: 4366)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • MAS 4366-001 LATIN AMER HIST
        (Course Id: 105165)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • HIST 5391-027 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 105238)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • HIST 3300-001 INTRO TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 105012)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • HIST 1312-016 U.S. HISTORY SINCE 1865
        (Course Id: 105002)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • HIST 4391-027 UNDERGRADUATE CONF COURSE
        (Course Id: 105190)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • HIST 4367-001 LATIN AMER HIST
        (Course Id: 105166 | Xlist Coursepre: MAS | Xlist Coursenum: 4367)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • HIST 1312-010 U.S. HISTORY SINCE 1865
        (Course Id: 105002)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • HIST 4368-001 HIST OF MEX
        (Course Id: 105167 | Xlist Coursepre: MAS | Xlist Coursenum: 4368)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • MAS 4368-001 HIST OF MEX
        (Course Id: 105167)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • HIST 4366-001 LATIN AMER HIST
        (Course Id: 105165)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • HIST 5365-001 READING COLLOQUIUM: TOPICS
        (Course Id: 112338)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • HIST 5391-027 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 105238)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2015
      • HIST 5341-001 ISS/INTRP EURO/LATAM/AFRI HIST
        (Course Id: 105229)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • HIST 4367-001 LATIN AMER HIST
        (Course Id: 105166)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • HIST 1312-016 U.S. HISTORY SINCE 1865
        (Course Id: 105002)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • HIST 4368-001 HIST OF MEX
        (Course Id: 105167)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • MAS 4368-001 HIST OF MEX
        (Course Id: 105167)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • HIST 4366-001 LATIN AMER HIST
        (Course Id: 105165)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • HIST 4367-001 LATIN AMER HIST
        (Course Id: 105166)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • HIST 4388-002 SEL TOP HIST
        (Topic: Cuba, Mexico and the U. S. | Course Id: 105187)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • HIST 4368-001 HIST OF MEX
        (Course Id: 105167)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • MAS 4368-001 HIST OF MEX
        (Course Id: 105167)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • HIST 4366-001 LATIN AMER HIST
        (Course Id: 105165)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus

Service to the University

    • May 2018 to  Dec 2019 Committee Chair
      Webb Lecture Series
      Organizing the annual Webb Lecture Series
    • Mar 2017 to  Dec 2018 Workshop Organizer
      Webb Lecture Series
      Coediting Webb volume with Katherine Beebe
    • 2015 to  2018 Committee Member
      Graduate Studies Committee
      Graduate student admissions
    • 2016 to  2017 Committee Member
      Graduate Teaching Assistants
    • Nov 2014 to  Nov 2017 Faculty Advisor
      Women's and Gender Studies
    • Oct 2017 to  Oct 2017 Guest Speaker
      Graduate Studies
      Conducted a workshop for graduate students on grant writing
    • 2016 to  2016 Guest Speaker
      Interviewed by Associated Press
      Published interview with Associated Press
    • 2016 to  2016 Committee Member
      Search/Hiring Committee
      Hired Dr. Paul Conrad
    • 2014 to  2016 Committee Member
      Unit Effectiveness
    • 2015 to  2015 Committee Member
      COLA 50th Anniversary Steering Committee
    • 2013 to  2015 Committee Member
      Media and Technology
    • 2013 to  2015 Committee Member
      Scheduling Committee

Service to the Profession

    • 2018 to  2018
      Workshop Organizer
      Fisk University
      Conducted digitization workshop
    • 2018 to  2018
      Reviewer, Book
      Oxford University Press
      Manuscript Peer Reviewer
    • 2017 to  2017
      Workshop OrganizerBrazil)
      British Library
    • 2016 to  2016
      Reviewer, Book
      Louisiana State University Press
      Peer manuscript reviewer
    • 2016 to  2016
      Workshop Organizer
      University of Alabama History Department
    • 2014 to  2016
      Board of Advisors
      Latin American Studies Association: Visual Culture Section
      Served on advisory committee for this section.
    • 2015 to  2015
      Conference-Related
      Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources in Slave Societies
    • 2013 to  2013
      Committee MemberBrazil)
      British Library
    • 2012 to  2013
      Program CoordinatorAlabama,
      Cherokee County Museum
      Coordinated student internships
    • 2012 to  2013
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Third World Studies
      Article peer reviewer
    • 2012 to  2012
      Committee MemberBrazil)
      British Library
    • 2011 to  2011
      Committee MemberColombia)
      British Library
    • 2009 to  2009
      Committee Member
      British Library

Other Creative Activities

    • Exhibition
      • This Afro-Cuban Life
        NBC News
        https://www.nbcnews.com/slideshow/afro-cuban-life-57095221
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      • This Photographer's Images Beautifully Capture Everyday Life in Cuba
        Huffington Post
        https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/05/cuba-photos-david-lafevor_n_6623190.html
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      • Aug 2018
        Cuba: Histories of the Present
        Solo photographic exhibit., Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center
        https://www.fwweekly.com/2018/07/03/picturing-cuba/
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      • Nov 2017
        Cuba: Histories of the Present
        Gave a lecture and showcased photographic exhibit., Southern Methodist University
        https://calendar.smu.edu/site/dedmancollege/event/a-religious-re-awakening-in-cuba-today/
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      • Oct 2016
        Cuba: Histories of the Present
        This is an exhibit of 30 large format photographs of daily life in Cuba that I've taken since 2001., University of Texas at Arlington
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      • Sept 2016
        Cuba: Histories of the Present
        Photo exhibition of my work in Cuba. This is a solo exhibit of 30 large format photographs., University of Southeastern Louisiana
        http://www.southeastern.edu/news_media/news_releases/2016/september/lafevor_lecture.html
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      • Oct 2015
        Cuba: Histories of the Present
        Vanderbilt University/Tennessee State University
        https://my.vanderbilt.edu/cubaworkshop2015/
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]