History Instructor

Office: 541-737-8560

Milam Hall

Milam Hall 322A

2520 SW Campus Way

2520 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

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Affiliated with: 
School of History, Philosophy, and Religion
Courses Taught: 

Cold War Latin America

Modern Latin America

Modern Brazil

The Historian's Craft

Colonial Latin America

World History I: Ancient Civilizations

World History II: Middle and Early Modern Ages

The History of Baseball

The History of Beer and Brewing

Research/Career Interests: 

Bawden is the author of Latin American Soldiers: Armed Forces in the Region’s History (Routledge Press, 2019). He is also the author of The Pinochet Generation: The Chilean Military in the Twentieth Century (University of Alabama Press, 2016). Bawden’s articles and op-eds are available on his personal website.

He is currently working on a project about the reaction of the global press to the overthrow of Salvador Allende’s government in 1973. In terms of teaching, a key focus is undergraduate research and its public presentation. During his time at the University of Montevallo, he directed two student podcasts – “Reforming Dixie: Stories from Alabama during the 1920s” and “Mistreatments and Miracles: Stories from 1920s Alabama”. Bawden was the Michael J. Grainger Professor in Modern History at the University of Montevallo.

When not teaching, John enjoys camping, playing music with his family-band, and working on his YouTube channel about baseball history.




Bawden, John R. Latin American Soldiers: Armed Forces In The Region's History. Routledge, 2019. Print.


Bawden, John R. The Pinochet Generation: The Chilean Military In The Twentieth Century. 2016. Print.
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