Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Teaching and Research Interests
Douglass Sullivan-González is the author of The Black Christ of Esquipulas: Religion and Identity in Guatemala, published by The University of Nebraska Press in 2016. He also published Piety, Power, and Politics. Religion and Nation Formation in Guatemala, 1821-1871 (1998). Sullivan-González also translated Edelberto Torres-Rivas’s Interpretación del desarrollo social centroamericano as History and Society in Central America (1993) and he co-edited a manuscript with Charles Reagan Wilson on The South and the Caribbean, published by The University of Mississippi Press in 2001.
Sullivan-González completed his Bachelor of Arts with Honors at Samford University and his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He taught Church History and Social Ethics from 1984-1986 at the Nicaraguan Baptist Seminary in Managua, Nicaragua, and completed his Phd in Latin American History at The University of Texas at Austin. He initiated his teaching career at UM as Assistant Professor in 1993, and then taught at Tulane University as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History from 1999-2000.
Sullivan-González has served as Dean of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College since 2003.