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Blake D. Pattridge  

Associate Professor of History

Chair of History and Society Division

Dr. Pattridge is Chair of the History and Society Division and is an associate professor of history at Babson College where he has taught various iterations of the History and Society Foundation course, as well as intermediate and advanced courses on various topics in Latin American history. Classes taught include Memories, Stories, Histories: Constructing Self in the 20th Century; Latin American History; People and Cultures of the Americas; and Revolution and Terror in Modern Latin America. Dr. Pattridge's research interests include Central American history (especially 19th and 20th-century Guatemala), the history of higher education, and intellectual and religious history. His book, Institution Building and State Formation in Nineteenth Century Latin America: The University of San Carlos, Guatemala, was published by Peter Lang Publishing in 2004. Dr. Pattridge served as President of SECOLAS, the Southeastern Council on Latin American Studies, one of the oldest and most prestigious Latin American Studies organizations in the U.S., in 2008-09, and currently serves on the SECOLAS Executive Council.

As a graduate student at Tulane, Dr. Pattridge taught three courses and received a number of grants and fellowships, as well as an award for outstanding undergraduate teaching by graduate students. His scholarly work on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Guatemalan history has been published in a number of leading journals in his field.