Faculty & Staff
Dr. Marc Becker
Professor of History, Latin American history
Marc has taught Latin American history at Truman since 1999. He holds a bachelors degree in History and Peace Studies from Bethel College in Kansas, and masters and doctorate degrees in Latin American History from the University of Kansas, Lawrence. He is the author of ¡Pachakutik! Movimientos indígenas, proyectos políticos y disputas electorales en el Ecuador (2015), Pachakutik: Indigenous Movements and Electoral Politics in Ecuador (2011), Historia agraria y social de Cayambe (2009), Indians and Leftists in the Making of Ecuador's Modern Indigenous Movements (2008), and Mariátegui and Latin American Marxist Theory (1993). He is the editor and translator of José Carlos Mariátegui: An Anthology (2011) and editor of Highland Indians and the State in Modern Ecuador (2007). He has forthcoming books on the FBI in Latin America and on Twentieth-Century Latin American revolutions, and has also published numerous articles and book chapters on Indigenous and popular movements in Latin America. Marc has received Fulbright, SSRC-MacArthur, and other fellowships to support his research. He has served on the executive committees and has been web editor of NativeWeb, the Ecuadorian Studies and Ethnicity Race and Indigenous Peoples sections of the Latin American Studies Association, the Andean and Teaching Materials committees of the Conference on Latin American History, Peace History Society, Historians Against the War, and Truman chapter of the American Association of University Professors. See http://www.yachana.org/.