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Cole, Michael (PhD)

Assistant Professor
Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Office: MH 0191
Phone: 239-590-7394
Email: mcole@fgcu.edu

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Education

2003: Ph.D. in History, University of Florida.
1995: M.A. in History, University of Florida.
1993: B.A. in History, University of California, San Diego.

Specialties

Spanish paleography (completed Curso de actualización de paleografía siglo XVI, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú - virtual).

Research and Teaching Interests

The Conquest of Mexico. Native communities in seventeenth-century Mexico and Central America. Colonial Latin America.

Courses Offered

Graduate Courses:
  • Colonial Latin America (reading seminar), Florida Gulf Coast University.
  • Historical Pedagogies (previously Teaching History at the College Level), Florida Gulf Coast University.
  • The Age of Discovery (reading seminar), Florida Gulf Coast University.
  • Research in Public History (seminar on academic editing), Florida Gulf Coast University.

Undergraduate Courses:

  • World Civilization since 1815, Florida Gulf Coast University.
  • Early Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University.
  • Intro. Latin American History, Florida Gulf Coast University.
  • Interdisciplinary Social Science, Florida Gulf Coast University.
  • Introduction to Latin American Studies, Florida Gulf Coast University.
  • Witchcraft in the Early Modern World, Florida Gulf Coast University.
  • The Atlantic World to 1810, Florida Gulf Coast University.
  • The History of Mexico, Florida Gulf Coast University.
  • World Civilization, 1500-1815, Florida Gulf Coast University.
  • The Western Tradition, Part I (both classroom and online versions), Florida Gulf Coast University.
  • U.S. History Since 1877, Florida Gulf Coast University.
  • The Conquest and Colonization of Mexico, University of Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University.

Publications

Recent:
  • "A Spanish Entrepreneur in Early Colonial Mexico." FCH Annals: Journal of the Florida Conference of Historians 24 (June 2018).

Conference Presentations

Recent:
  • 2019: "Millenarian Currents in the Spanish Conquest of Mexico." Presented at the annual meeting of the Florida Conference of Historians, New College of Florida, Sarasota, Feb. 22-23.
  • 2018: "Early Central Veracruz: A Hybrid Cultural Landscape." Presented at the annual meeting of the Florida Conference of Historians, Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, Florida, Feb. 15-17.