Faculty & Staff


Christine Nemcik, PhD

Assistant Professor in Humanities
Spanish & History
Whitewater Hall, Room 270


  • PhD, Latin American History, Indiana University, October 2001
    • Dissertation: "Germans, Costa Ricans, or a Question of Dual Nationalist Sentiments? The German Community in Costa Rica, 1850-1950"
  • MA, Latin American History, Indiana University, 1993
  • BA, History and German, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1989

Current Research Interests

  • German immigration to and community formation in Latin America
  • Women's and Gender issues among immigrant communities in Latin America
  • Latin American Immigration and Human Rights Issues in the United States

Selected Presentations

  • "The Enemy among Us: The German Community in Costa Rica in WWII." World History Association Conference, June 2015.
  • "Germans in Paradise: Immigration and Community Formation in Costa Rica in the late 19th and early 20th centuries." Indiana Association of Historians Annual Meeting, February 2012.
  • "The German-Fifth Column 'threat' in Costa Rica during WWII." Illinois Political Science Association Annual Conference, February 2011.

Selected Previous Employment Positions

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Franklin College, Franklin IN (2009-2012)
  • Assistant Professor, Elon University, Elon NC (2001-2006)


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