Michael Huner

Dr. Michael Huner

Michael Huner
Department Chair
Associate Professor of History
Mackinac Hall D-1-136
hunerm@gvsu.edu
(616) 331-3420

Degrees:
2011: Ph.D., Latin American History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
      Dissertation: “Sacred Cause, Divine Republic: A History of Nationhood, Religion, and War in Nineteenth-Century Paraguay, 1850-70.”
2004: M.A., Latin American History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
2000: B.A., History with Honors, Valparaiso University.

Stuff I've published, good to read:
How Pedro Quiñonez Lost His Soul: Suicide, Routine Violence, and State Formation in Nineteenth-century Paraguay,” Journal of Social History, Fall 2019 (electronic publication)doi:10.1093/jsh/shz044
“A Drunk Priest, a Dodgy Caudillo, and the Tortured Reproduction of Postcolonial Sovereignty in López-era Paraguay,” in Big Water: Environment, Belonging, and Development in the Borderlands of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2018), 131-57.
Toikove Ñane Retã!:Republican Nationalism at the Battlefield Crossings of Print and Speech in Wartime Paraguay, 1867-1868,” in Building Nineteenth-Century Latin America: Re-rooted Cultures, Identities, and Nations, ed. William G. Acree Jr. and Juan Carlos González Espitia (Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2009), 79-97.
“Liberal Youth, Modern Exuberance, and Calamity: Aspirations for Modern Nationhood in Paraguay, 1858-1870,” A Contracorriente, vol. 12, n. 2 (Winter 2015): 140-77.
“Popular Religion, Death, and Nation in Paraguay,” in The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History, (August 2016). DOI:10.1093/acrefore/9780199366439.013.90. 

“Cantando la república: la movilización escrita del habla popular en las trincheras del Paraguay, 1867-1868,” Paginas de guarda, Buenos Aires, n. 4 (November 2007), 115-34.
“Saving Republics: General Martin Thomas McMahon, the Paraguayan War, and the Fate of the Americas,” Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 7:3 (March 2010).
“El suicidio y el estado bajo los López,” Actas de la III Jornadas Internacionales sobre la Historía del Paraguay, (Asunción: 2014), 107-115.

Courses I teach:

  • HST 495: Global Borderlands
  • HST 331: Modern Latin America
  • HST 374: Revolutions in the Americas
  • HST 230: Latin America in World History
  • HST 200: Writing History
  • HST 101: Introduction to World Civilizations
  • LAS 210: Introduction to Latin American Studies

Some papers I've given:
"Desertores militares paraguayos de la época de la Guerra Grande: de súbditos pasajeros a bandoleros," LA GUERRA GRANDE A LA LUZ DE LAS POLÍTICAS PÚBLICAS: INVESTIGADORES, ARTISTAS Y GESTORES CULTURALES (Invited), Asuncion, Paraguay, August 2016
“How Pedro Quiñonez Lost His Soul: Suicide, Routine Violence, and State (Un-Re) Formation in Nineteenth-Century Paraguay,” Reframing Latin America’s Nineteenth Century. Conference at Yale University (Invited), February 2015.
“Farce and Power in Republican Paraguay: López-era Congresses and Elections and the 2012 Parliamentary Coup,” Conference on Latin American History, American Historical Association Annual Meeting, January 2014.

Languages I know:
Spanish, Guarani, Portuguese, a little French, and a lot of English.

My Adventures

Huner at Yale

HUNER AT YALE, FEBRUARY 2015

Huner in Asuncion

HUNER IN ASUNCION, PARAGUAY, JULY 2016

Huner in Curuguaty Paraguay

HUNER IN CURUGUATY, PARAGUAY, AUGUST 2016