Ph.D. in History, Department of History, Tulane University, 2007
M.A. in Latin American Studies, The Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University, 2004
B.A. cum laude in Humanities, Minor in Louisiana Studies, Tulane University, 2000
BiographyCharles Heath received a Ph.D. in History from Tulane University in 2007, and joined the Department of History at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He holds the rank of Associate Professor and teaches Latin American history, the history of Mexico, and the US survey. In August 2015, the University of Nebraska Press published Heath’s first historical monograph, The Inevitable Bandstand: The State Band of Oaxaca and the Politics of Sound. The work examines the intersection of culture and politics in the diverse and fragmented state of Oaxaca, Mexico, the state band’s 150-year history, and its role as a unifying, educating, and ludic organization.
HIST 1301 US History I
HIST 1302 U.S. History II
HIST 2311 World History
HIST 3391 Colonial Latin American History
HIST 3397 Modern Mexico
HIST 3391 Special Topics: Maya History, Maya Apocalypse
HIST 3385 American Diplomatic History (US-Latin American Relations)
HIST 4395 Modern Latin America
HIST 5385 History of Commodities in Latin America (online graduate seminar)
HIST 5385 Maya History (online graduate seminar)
HIST 5377 Race and Ethnicity in the American West (online graduate seminar)
HIST 5385 Female Crime and Punishment in Latin America (online graduate seminar)
The Inevitable Bandstand: The State Band of Oaxaca and the Politics of Sound. Lincoln: The University of Nebraska Press, 2015.
“Wisconsin’s Good Neighbor: Maestro Diego “Jimmy” Innes and the WPA Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra.” Wisconsin Magazine of History, Forthcoming, Fall 2016.
“Cozumel” and “Classic Maya Warfare” in Conflict in the Early Americas: An Encyclopedia of the Spanish Empire's Aztec, Incan, and Mayan Conquests. ABC-CLIO, 2013.
“Balancing Freyre’s Vision with Brazil’s ‘Racial Democracy’: Dos Santos’ Casa Grande e Senzala por Gilberto Freyre.” Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, 26 Summer 2007.