Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

James Boyden

Associate Professor - History

Contact Info

Department Affiliation

  • B.A., Southern Oregon State College, History, 1977
  • M.A., University of Texas, History, 1982
  • Ph.D., University of Texas, History, 1988
Academic Experience
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1994-
  • Visiting Associate Professor of History, The University of Texas at Austin, 2000-2001
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 1991-1994
  • Assistant Professor of History, Yale University, 1988-1991

Research & Teaching Specializations: Spain; History; Hapsburg Spain; Renaissance and Reformation; Early Modern Atlantic World

Related Experience
  • Department chair, Department of History, Tulane University, 2004-2007
  • Graduate Director, Department of History, Tulane University, 1996-99
  • Associate Chair, Department of History, Tulane University, 1994-1996
  • School of Liberal Arts Award for Outstanding Teaching, Tulane University, 2011
  • Morse Fellowship, Yale University (declined), 1991-1992
  • Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, University of Texas, 1988-1989
  • Barnes Lathrop Prize (departmental dissertation prize), University of Texas, 1988-1989
  • Fulbright Fellowship (declined), 1983-1984
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Catalán
  • Portuguese
  • French
Overseas Experience
  • Spain
Selected Publications
  • 2014. “‘Wilt thou judge the bloody city? Yea, thou shalt show her all her abominations’: Hurricane Katrina as a Providential Catastrophe,” Edited by Randy Sparks and Romain Huret. Hurricane Katrina in Transatlantic Perspective. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press: 70-80.
  • 2013. “The Historian of an Age of Decline, 1963-2013,” in “BSPHS Forum. Golden Anniversaries: Sir John Elliott’s Imperial Spain and The Revolt of the Catalans after Fifty Years,” Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, 38(1): 214-218.
  • 2002. “Honor on the Scaffold in the Spanish Monarchy.” Acta Histriae. 8.
  • 2002. “Renaissance Exploration.” In Encyclopedia of the Renaissance. Paul F. Grendler, editor. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons.
  • 2000. “The Worst Death Becomes a Good Death: The Passion of Don Rodrigo Calderón.” In The Place of the Dead in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Bruce Gordon and Peter Marshall, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • 1999. “Fortune Has Stripped You of Your Splendor: Favourites and Their Fates in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Spain.” In The World of the Favourite. J. H. Elliott and L. W. B. Brockliss, eds. New Haven: Yale University Press.
  • 1995. The Courtier and the King: Ruy Gómez de Silva, Philip II, and the Court of Spain. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: HISE 2410: Spain, 1369-1716, HISE 3190: Spanish Civil War, HISE-6330-01: Imperial Spain 1469-1659

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 2

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