University of Calgary

Amelia Kiddle

  • Associate Professor

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Research Interests

Biography

Dr. Kiddle is Associate Professor of Latin American history at the University of Calgary. She specializes in the political and cultural history of Mexican foreign relations and received the inaugural Sir Izaak Walton Killam SSHRC Emerging Research Leader Award from the University of Calgary in 2014. She has published articles in the Journal of Latin American StudiesISTOR. Revista de Historia InternacionalThe Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American HistoryThe Jahrbuch fur Geschichte Lateinamerikas - Anuario de Historia de America Latina, 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. It was awarded Honorable Mention for the 2017 Judy Ewell Prize by the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies.


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. Dr. Kiddle spent 2017-2018 working on this project as a fellow of the Calgary Institute for the Humanities. http://arts.ucalgary.ca/cih/


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 https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/globalink-research-internship   and the Government of Canada's Emerging Research Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) http://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/can/institutions/elap-pfla.aspx?lang=eng 

 

Dr. Kiddle is Vice President of the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (2016-2016 and 2018-2020), the Association that facilitates networking and information exchange among persons in Canada and abroad, engaged in teaching and research on Latin America and the Caribbean. CALACS is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year at its annual conference, which will be held at York University in Toronto. https://can-latam.org/  She is also a fellow of the University of Calgary's Latin American Research Centre. https://larc.ucalgary.ca/

Publications

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Curriculum Vitae

Degrees

  • 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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