Nicole Mottier

Nicole Mottier

Assistant Professor of History

Dr. Mottier has much experience teaching at the collegiate level. She mainly focuses on the history and relations of Latin America.

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2013
  • M.Phil., University of Oxford
  • B.A., University of Illinois- Urbana-Champaign


Course Sampling

  • Early World Civilizations
  • Latin America

Areas of Expertise

  • History of Latin America
  • Relations between America and Latin America


Nicole Mottier, Ph.D., teaches and researches various topics in Latin American history. She teaches Colonial and Modern Latin American History and World Civilizations, and is developing courses on the histories of drug cartels in the Americas, the Mexican and Cuban Revolutions, the history of Latinos, the Atlantic World and the history of relations between Latin America and the U.S. Before coming to Stetson University, she taught at the University of New England in Maine, the University of Chicago and Harold Washington City College of Chicago. She is turning her dissertation on the political and social histories of peasant loans in twentieth-century Mexico into a book. Her next research project is a history of the Ciudad Juárez drug cartels, about which she has published an article. Her research has been supported by grants from the British Council Overseas Research Student Award Program, The University of Oxford, The University of Chicago, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Fulbright-Hays Program. Both her master of philosophy from Oxford and her bachelor of arts degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign are in Latin American and Latino Studies.