Oct 09 2013

Faculty Profile: Tom Bogenschild

Published by chelsea at 5:17 am under Fall 2013 Newsletter,Newsletter

Since arriving at Vanderbilt in 2011 from the University of New Mexico, Tom Bogenschild has directed Vanderbilt’s Global Education Office, overseeing Vanderbilt’s student travel abroad programs and advising students interested in international careers. Bogenshield also holds a faculty appointment in Latin American Studies, and in spring 2013 he taught the core LAS 201 course. CLAS and Bogenschild are working together to increase the numbers of students studying abroad.

Bogenschild’s research interests span world politics, Central America, and the intellectual history of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Bogenschild has studied Latin America, Europe, and the influence of Rome on Latin America, and he hopes to develop a course that would trace the Latin roots of Latin America.

He serves on the executive committee for the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) and is a member of the NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Recently, he was awarded a Fulbright to attend a two-week seminar for educators focusing on international higher education issues in Germany in October. He will also present a paper entitled “Credit Wars: Institutional Politics and Core Curriculae in International Education” at an upcoming CIEE conference in Minneapolis.

Bogenschild received his M.A. in cultural anthropology and a doctorate in Latin American studies from University of California Berkeley. His favorite destinations in Latin America include Mexico, Western Guatemala, and Salvador, Brazil.

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