Department of History
Phone: (210) 458-4026
Office: MH 4.04.48
Office hours: No summer office hours.
Research area: African History, Linguistics, Diaspora, Mexican History
Rhonda Gonzales, Associate Professor of History, received a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from UCLA. Dr. Gonzales teaches courses on all eras of African history, the African Diaspora, and World History to 1500. Her research areas include comparative historical linguistics, the history of Bantu religion, and the African presence in Colonial Mexico. She was recently awarded the 2004 American Historical Association Gutenberg-e Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in History. Her forthcoming book, "Continuity and Change: Thought, Belief, and Practice in the History off the Ruvu People of Central-East Tanzania, ca. 200 BCE to 1900 CE," will be published by Columbia University Press in 2007.