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Amelia Kiddle

  • Associate Professor

Research Interests


Dr. Kiddle is Associate Professor of Spanish American history and the Coordinator of the Latin American Studies Program at the University of Calgary. She specializes in the political and cultural history of Mexican foreign relations.  She has published articles in the Journal of Latin American Studies and Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos.  Her first monograph, Mexico's Relations with Latin America during the Cárdenas Era, which is based upon her University of Arizona doctoral dissertation (winner of the 2010 Premio Genaro Estrada from the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs) has just been published by the University of New Mexico Press.

As an outgrowth of this project, she developed an interest in the Mexican oil expropriation of 1938's place in inter-American affairs.  She and her colleague in Mexico, Cecilia Zuleta recently published an anthology of newspaper articles from Latin America reacting to the expropriation and they have begun work on a co-authored book tentatively titled The Mexican Oil Expropriation of 1938 and the Roots of Resource Nationalism in Latin America, a project which is supported by an Insight Grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

As well as supervising undergraduate and graduate students in Latin American history at the University of Calgary, she has welcomed Latin American students to work with her in Calgary through the Mitacs Globalink Research Internship Program   and the Government of Canada's Emerging Research Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) 


Dr. Kiddle received the inaugural Sir Izaak Walton Killam SSHRC Emerging Research Leader Award from the University of Calgary in 2014.



Edited Book

Journal Articles - Peer Reviewed

Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD - History
    University of Arizona, 2010
  • AM - Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences
    University of Chicago, 2003
  • BA (Hons) - International Relations and Ibero-American Studies
    Trinity College, University of Toronto, 2001
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