Historian. Author. Educator.


Steven Hyland Jr. is an assistant professor in the Department of History and Political Science at Wingate University. He teaches courses on world history and Latin American history and specializes in modern Argentina and international migration.

His current book project examines the adaptation and integration of the diverse Syrian and Lebanese communities in northwestern Argentina during the first half of the twentieth century. As a graduate student, Hyland was a Fulbright Scholar in Syria and an SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellow in Argentina.

He has published in scholarly journals, public history magazines, and news outlets.

Hyland earned a B.A. and M.A. from The University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in history from The Ohio State University. He resides in Charlotte, NC and anxiously awaits the return to greatness of his beloved Texas Longhorns.



More Argentine Than You: Arabic-Speaking Immigrants in Argentina (University of New Mexico Press, 2017)

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Scholarly Essays:

The Syrian Ottoman Home Front in Buenos Aires and Rosario during the First World War, Journal of Migration History, forthcoming (accepted September 5, 2016)

“Solemn Expression of Faith”: Muslims and Belonging in Peronist Argentina, 1946-1955, The Latin Americanist, 61, no. 2 (2017): 115-144.

“Arabic-speaking Immigrants Before the Courts in Tucumán, Argentina, 1910-1940,” Journal of Women’s History, 28, no. 4 (2016): 41-64.

‘Arisen from Deep Slumber’: Transnational Politics and Competing Nationalisms among Syrian Immigrants in Argentina, 1900-1922,” Journal of Latin American Studies 43, no. 1 (2011): 547-74.

Current Projects:

Itinerant Radicals: Nationalists and Anti-Imperialist Activists in Argentina and the Atlantic World, 1916-1966

Book Chapters:

“‘The Summit of Civilization’: Nationalisms among Arabic-speakers in the Americas, 1900-1950,” in Nicola Foote and Michael Goebel, editors, Immigration and National Identities in Latin America, 1850-1950 (Gainesville, FL:University Press of Florida, 2014), 256-280.

Book Reviews:

Review of Sandra McGee Deutsch, Crossing Borders, Claiming a Nation: A History of Argentine Jewish Women, 1880-1955 (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010), E.I.A.L.: Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe, 24, no. 1(2013): 177-180.

Review of Raanan Rein, Argentine Jews or Jewish Argentines? Essays on Ethnicity, Identity, and Diaspora (Leiden: Brill, 2010), Journal of Latin American Studies 44, no. 1 (2012): 199-201.

Public Engagement

General Audience Writings:

"Conscience should shape U.S. immigration policy," The News and Observer, February 22, 2017

  • "Hacer América and the American Dream: Global Migration and the Americas," Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective 8, no. 8 (2015)

  • "Plight of unaccompanied minors in NC offers a chance to act," The News and Observer, February 17, 2015

    "Change Is Coming to Cuba," Huffington Post, January 18, 2015

    “The Shifting Terrain of Latin American Drug Trafficking,” Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective 4, no. 12 (2011).

    Radio and Podcasts:

    "Road to Europe: The 2015 Migration Crisis," History Talk, October 2015


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