Angela Diaz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
235 Duns Scotus
Dr. Angela Diaz received her BA in history from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She earned her MA and PhD from the University of Florida with a specialization in antebellum United States history, U.S. southern history, and a minor teaching field in Latina/o studies.
Research and Teaching concentrations: Dr. Diaz teaches classes in American, Latin American, and world history. She has taught both American history survey courses, modern Latin American, the history of the Latin American diaspora in the United States, both world history survey courses, and the history of immigration, refugee, and diaspora communities in the U.S. Dr. Diaz’s main areas of study include the American South, the Civil War era, borderlands studies, slavery, race, American imperialism and territorial expansion. Her current research project addresses the process of U.S. territorial expansion into the Gulf of Mexico and the U.S. South’s interest in obtaining Latin American territory. She is interested in understanding the development of the narratives of expansion which evolved to justify the various attempts to obtain territory in Mexico and Cuba during the antebellum period. The American South’s communities along the Gulf of Mexico were instrumental in both the physical process of expansion and the cultural process of constructing the narratives used to further these imperialist projects.
Read about Dr. Diaz's first semester at Daemen