Dr. Timothy Hawkins

Dr. Timothy Hawkins
Professor
History, Department of
Arts and Sciences, College of
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Education

  • Ph.D. - Latin America, Tulane University - 1999
  • M.A. - Latin America, Loyola University Chicago - 1994
  • B.A. - History, Carleton College - 1990

Licensures and Certifications

Teaching Interests

  • Colonial Latin America & Imperial Spain<br>Atlantic Revolutions<br>History of Mexico<br>US & Latin American Relations<br>Conquest of the Americas<br><br>

Intellectual Contributions

  • A Great Fear: Luis de Onis and the Shadow War against Napoleon in Spanish America, 1808-1812 - University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, AL - 2019
  • Jose de Bustamante and Central American Independence - University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL - 2004
  • Mission Impossible: the 1810 Voyage of the Dorothea and the Price of Patriotism in the Spanish Atlantic - The Latin Americanist - 2022
  • "A Research Note: The Narrative of Spanish-American Independence and the Kingdom of Guatemala" - The Latin Americanist - 2013
  • Napoleonic Espionage and Imperial Defense in Central America, 1808-1812 - Brill Publishers, Leiden - 2010

Presentations

  • "Francisco Caballero Sarmiento and the Price of Loyalism in the Spanish Atlantic". RMCLAS Annual Meeting, 2021.
  • Crown, Military, and Society in Independence Era Central America: the Militarization of the Kingdom of Guatemala, 1808-1821. Latin American Studies Association Annual Meeting, 2007.
  • The Atlantic World and Central American Independence. AHA Annual Conference, 2010.
  • "Mission Impossible: the 1810 Voyage of the Dorothea to Mexico". SECOLAS Annual Meeting, 2021.
  • The War of 1811. SECOLAS Annual Conference, 2017.

Research Interests

  • Imperial Spain<br>Latin American Independence<br>Central America

Timothy Hawkins is Professor of History at Indiana State University, where he has taught on Latin America and Spain since 2000.  He received his Ph.D. in 1999 from Tulane University in New Orleans.  His first book, Jose de Bustamante and Central American Independence: Colonial Administration in an Age of Imperial Crisis, appeared in 2004.  A second, entitled A Great Fear: Luis de Onis and the Shadow War against Napoleon in Spanish America, 1808-1812, will be released in January, 2019.  Dr. Hawkins has also published articles on the history of early nineteenth-century Central America in such journals as The Colonial Latin American Historical Review, The Historian, and The Latin Americanist.  He has contributed chapters to Politics, Economy, and Society in Bourbon Central America, 1759-1821 (2007), Napoleon et les Ameriques (2009), and La epoca de las Independencias en Chiapas y Centroamerica (2013).  More recently, he published an article entitled "Spanish Diplomacy in the Age of Atlantic Revolutions" in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History and multiple entries in The Cambridge Dictionary of Modern World History.  Dr. Hawkins is a long-time member and former president of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS).  An avid traveler throughout Latin America, Dr. Hawkins most recently visited Peru, where he enjoyed his first taste of cuy.  

Ph.D. in History, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1999 Major Field: Latin America Minor Field: Early Modern Europe

M.A. in History, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1994 Major Field: Latin America Minor Field: Early Modern Europe

B.A., Carleton College, Northfield, MN, 1990 Major: History Minor: Spanish

“El mito del terror bustamantino.” La época de las Independencias en Chiapas y Centroamérica. Procesos sociales y políticos. Ed. Aaron Pollack. Mexico City: Instituto Mora, 2013.

“A Research Note: The Narrative of Spanish-American Independence and the Kingdom of Guatemala.” The Latin Americanist, 57:3 (September 2013): 83-98.

“Napoleonic Espionage and Imperial Defense in Central America, 1808-1812.” Napoleon’s Atlantic. Eds. Christophe Belaubre, Jordana Dym, and John Savage. Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2010.

“La Subversion napoléonienne et la défense impériale espagnole en Amérique Centrale, 1808-1812.” Napoléon et les Amériques: Histoire atlantique et empire napoléonien. Eds. Christophe Belaubre, Jordana Dym et John Savage. Collection Méridiennes de l'UMR Framespa (Université de Toulouse II), 2009.

“La Corona, el Ejército, y la sociedad colonial centroamericana.” Boletín de la Asociación para el Fomento de los Estudios Históricos en Centroamérica (AFEHC) 34 (2008), http://afehc-historia-centroamericana.org/?action=fi_aff&id=1848.

“A Bourbon Reformer during the Age of Independence: José de Bustamante in Central America, 1811-1818.” Politics, Economy, and Society in Bourbon Central America. Eds. Jordana Dym & Christophe Belaubre. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2007.

José de Bustamante and Central American Independence: Colonial Administration in an Age of Imperial Crisis. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2004. (Paperback Reprint, 2011).

“Military or Civil Justice? The Prosecution of Infidencia and Central American Independence,” Colonial Latin American Historical Review. 11:2 (2002): 117-51.

“A War of Words: Manuel Montúfar, Alejandro Marure, and the Politics of History in Guatemala,” The Historian 64 (Spring/Summer 2002): 513-33.

Latin American History

Early Modern Spain

Work in Progress: “A Great Fear: Luís de Onís and the Shadow War against Napoleon in Spanish America, 1808-1812.”

General Research Interests: Spanish Empire, the Atlantic World during the Napoleonic Era, Independence in Latin America, Central America