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Affiliated Associate Professor, Geography

Ph.D University of Toronto, 1991. M.A. University of Toronto, 1980. B.A. The Queen's College, Oxford University, Honours Degree from the School of Geography, 1978.


Office: 1255 BUNCHE Hall
Fax: 310-206-9630

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UCLA Geography
Box 951524, 1255 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1524

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Brazil, Latin America, Historical Geography, Environmental History


(Ph.D., Toronto, 1991) is an Associate Professor with research interests in historical and cultural geography, Latin America, and the history of geographic thought. Professor Bell teaches courses on Latin America and various branches of historical geography.


The Warren Dean Memorial Prize of the Conference on Latin American History (1999), awarded for Campanha Gaúcha

Social Sciences and Humanities of Canada Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (1995-97), held at McGill University

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Cross-Field Clusters

Alongside our existing 12 sub-fields, the History Department supports a number of cross-field clusters.  The clusters are intended to attract students and faculty to important themes and current in the historical discipline.  The clusters will offer new courses, sponsor outside speakers, and convene Department-based workshops and seminars.

Atlantic Emphasis

History of Women, Men & Sexuality Emphasis

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New Books by Faculty

Robin Kelley has published a new book, "The Other Special Relationship: Race, Rights and Riots in Britain and the United States," (New York: Palgrave, 2015)

Sanjay Subrahmanyam has published a new book, "Leçons Indiennes: Itinéraires d'un historien, Delhi, Lisbonne, Paris, Los Angeles," (Paris: Alma, 2015)

Eric Avila has published a new book, "The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City," (University of Minnesota Press, 2014)

Juan Gómez-Quiñones has published a new book, "Making Aztlán: Ideology and Culture of the Chicana and Chicano Movement, 1966-1977," (University of New Mexico Press, 2014)

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