Clayton Oppenhuizen

I am a first year Ph.D. student in the Department of History. I received two Bachelor’s degrees from Bowling State University in the fields of History and Sociology in 2013. I, then, received a Masters of the Arts at the University of Chicago from the Center for Latin American Studies. My previous research focused on diplomatic discussions about the oil industry in Argentina and depictions of middle class in Argentina via the comic strip Mafalda.

I study 20th century Latin America with a focus on the Southern Cone, primarily Chile and Argentina. My research interests include urban development, inequality, social movements, and race. My current research is focused on 20th century Chile, modernization policies and social stratification.

Year in Program: 1

Fields: Latin American and Caribbean History

Advisor: Dr. Edward Murphy 

Research Languages: Spanish

Educational Background:

B.A., Bowling Green State University, Sociology

B.A., Bowling Green State University, History

M.A., University of Chicago, Center for Latin American Studies

Email: oppenhu4@msu.edu