Congratulations to Pedro Cameselle who has recently accepted a position as Assistant Professor at Western Washington University! Dr. Cameselle completed his dissertation, “A Forgotten Neighbor: The Challenge of Uruguay-United States Relations during the Era of Franklin Roosevelt, 1929-1945” at Fordham in 2016.
Since graduation, Dr. Cameselle has been working on his book manuscript based on his dissertation. His book hopes to deepen his examination of the role of cultural relations during the period. He will also be attending this year’s AHA meeting in DC to present his research on the topic of cultural relations and the role of transnational non-state actors, which the U.S. government eventually relied upon to improve inter-American cultural relations.
Dr. Cameselle says he’s very excited to begin his new position at WWU. He will be teaching courses in U.S.-Latin American Relations, Latin America During WWII, and Immigration and Ethnicity. When asked about the change in scenery from the Bronx, New York to Bellingham, Washington, he said, “Bellingham, which sits on the coast between Seattle and Vancouver, is an amazing place with endless outdoor activities. In my short time here, I have made close friendships in and outside of the history department. I am very much enjoying the lifestyle of the Pacific Northwest, so much so that I’ve already started crabbing.”
Congrats to Dr. Cameselle and best of luck in his new position (and catching those feisty crab)!