From the desk of President Leslie K. Guice
Dr. Stephen Webre: A scholar on Latin American History
Stephen Webre is the McGinty Chair in History and Interim Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts. He has been a member of the faculty since 1982 after earning his PhD in Latin American History from Tulane University in 1980. He also earned a MS in History from Tulane and a bachelors degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. Stephen is a specialist in Latin American history, with an emphasis on Central America and the Caribbean. He has studied social and political history in Colonial Latin America focusing on the elites and politics of local communities within the Spanish empire with an emphasis on Central America (especially Guatemala). He also has interests in modern Latin America, focusing on 20th -century political movements and inter-American relations with an emphasis on Central America and the Caribbean. Stephen has been very active in his profession as a former president of the Louisiana Historical Association and of the Southwest Historical Association, and the current honorary international president of the Asociación para el Fomento de los Estudios Históricos en Centroamérica. Stephen is contributing editor for Central American history for the Handbook of Latin American Studies, and also serves as editor of the Noticiero Centroamericanista. In 2004, Stephen was installed as a corresponding member of the Guatemalan Academy of Geography and History. Stephen recently received news that his book, cited below, was published in Spanish. The book has a cast of thousands and was eleven years in the making. Stephen coordinated the efforts of two editors and nine authors, wrote the concluding chapter, travelled to Guatemala twice to work with the publisher, and took the cover photograph as well.
- Herrera, Robinson A., and Stephen Webre, eds. La época colonial en Guatemala: estudios de historia cultural y social. Guatemala: Editorial Universitaria, 2014. 397 pp. ISBN 992955632-X