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Barbara L. Brodman, Ph.D.

Barbara Brodman
Dept. of History and Political Science
(954) 262-8205
Office: Parker 325


  • Ph.D. University of Florida
  • M.A. University of New Hampshire
  • M.I.B.A. Nova University
  • B.A. University of Vermont

Professional Interests

Barbara L. Brodman, Ph.D., has been awarded two Fulbright awards, and she has published a variety of scholarly works that deal with global cultures and affairs. She is founder and President of Global Awareness Institute (GAI), an environmental non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the world's rainforests through sustainable development, and for many years she sat on the board of the Inter-American Center for Human Rights and served a variety of humanitarian organizations as a trained international election observer and human rights observer.

Her 1997 journey through South America, retracing Che Guevara's 1952 motorcycle journey, was widely covered by the media, while thousands followed her adventures online or read her book about the adventure. More recently, she has co-edited a series of books on the vampire and other legends of the supernatural and is preparing two collections of essays on legends and images of the Apocalypse and post-Apocalyptic chic in literature and film. A book recounting her 2014 journey around the world in 70 days is scheduled for release in early 2016.

Areas of Academic Focus

  • Latin American and Caribbean history
  • Latin American literature/studies
  • global issues
  • sustainable development
  • history of economic development

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