Associate Professor of History
Office: Taylor Hall 216
Phone: (541) 552-6647
Professor McEnroe is an historian of Latin America and the larger Atlantic World, specializing in religion, ideology, and state formation. He is the author of From Colony to Nationhood in Mexico: Laying the Foundations, 1560-1840, a work which describes the integration of European and indigenous governance, and the origins of Mexican citizenship. As an archival historian, McEnroe works in manuscript collections in Latin America, Europe, and the United States. He is currently engaged in research for a second book which explores European visions of the “civilized Indian” throughout the Americas. He is the recipient of the Fulbright-Hays Fellowship, Quinn Foundation Fellowship, Joel Palmer Award, and Rose Tucker Fellowship.
Vassar College, B.A., History (Europe)
Lewis and Clark College, M.A.T, (Social Studies Education)
Portland State University, M.A., History (United States)
U.C. Berkeley, Ph.D., History (Latin America)
From Colony to Nationhood in Mexico: Laying the Foundations, 1560-1840 (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
“Sites of Diplomacy, Violence, and Refuge: Topography and Negotiation in the Mountains of New Spain,” The Americas 69:2 (2012)
“A Sleeping Army: Diplomatic and Civic Structures on the Nahua-Chichimec Frontier,” Ethnohistory 59:1 (2012)
“Painting the Philippines with an American Brush: Visions of Race and National Mission among the Oregon Volunteers in the Philippine Wars of 1898 and 1899,” Oregon Historical Quarterly (2003). Winner of 2003 Joel Palmer Award.
“Mexico.” In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Atlantic History, ed. Trevor Burnard (Oxford University Press, 2011)
“Mexico: The Colonial Period,” with Paula de Vos and Karen Melvin, Handbook of Latin American Studies, vol. 68 (Library of Congress/University of Texas, forthcoming 2013)
Before joining the SOU faculty, Professor McEnroe taught Latin American, European, and U.S. history at Reed College, Oakland University, and Oregon Episcopal School. He currently teaches World Civilizations (History 111) in addition to his own upper division courses on the history of Latin America and the Atlantic World.
Professor McEnroe is a contributing editor to the Handbook of Latin American Studies for the Library of Congress and a regular contributor to panels for the American Historical Association, Conference on Latin American History, American Society for Ethnohistory, and the International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association. His book reviews appear in the Hispanic American Historical Review, The Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, and New Mexico Historical Review. He serves as a peer reviewer for a variety journals, academic presses, and textbook publishers.