Alan Malfavon

Graduate Student

 BA in History and Spanish Language and Culture, California State University Northridge 2015 ; MA in History University of California, Riverside 2017

Research Areas

Late-colonial and early-independent  Port-City of Veracruz, Mexico, and its hinterland,  Afro-Mexicans' socio-political development, the Greater Caribbean.

Contact Information
Department of History

My research interests include the study of socio-political development of Afro-descendants in Mexico, the socio-cultural connections of the Port-City of Veracruz to the Caribbean via its African presence, conceptions of race and class amidst nascent nation-states in the early nineteenth century, and the study of how socio-racial subalterns in colonial and national governments find ways to circumvent systems of oppression. I am particularly interested in the role of Afro-Mexicans in the Mexican War of Independence and during the development of Mexico into a nation. 


Committee Members

Dr. Robert W. Patch, Dr. James P. Brennan, Dr. Alejandra Dubcovsky

Awards Received

CSU Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program Scholar
2017-2018 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award