Michael Cangemi

Michael Cangemi

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Joined Connecticut College: 2018

B.A., SUNY Empire State College
M.A., Binghamton University
Ph.D., Binghamton University


20th Century US history

US diplomatic/foreign relations history

United States in the World

modern Central American history

modern Catholic history

human rights history

Michael Cangemi is an historian of US diplomatic and foreign relations history. He is interested in the ways that domestic politics, religion, and social movements influenced US relations with Central America during the Cold War.

He is currently working on a book titled "Blessed are the Activists: Catholic Human Rights Advocacy and US-Guatemalan Relations," which examines how members of the Catholic Left in Guatemala and the United States built and maintained a grassroots, transnational human rights advocacy network that helped shape the trajectory of the two countries' diplomatic relationship between 1976 and 1985.

His next research project will explore the cultural, political, religious, and social factors within US diplomatic relations with the Holy See during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Professor Cangemi teaches courses on the modern United States and Latin America, diplomatic and foreign relations, human rights, and Latinxs in the United States.

He received Binghamton University's Distinguished Dissertation in the Social Sciences Award in 2018. He also received Binghamton's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2016.

More information on Professor Cangemi's research and teaching may be found on his academia.edu website.

Visit the history department website.

Major in history.

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Mailing Address

Michael Cangemi
Connecticut College
Box #5552
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320