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Nicola Foote

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Vice Dean and Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1612
Vice Dean and Professor
Administrative, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1612

Nicola Foote is Vice Dean of Barrett, The Honors College, where she provides support to the Dean in all areas of the leadership of the college, with special responsibility for faculty relations and curriculum. A historian whose work focuses primarily on modern Latin America and the Caribbean, she holds the rank of professor in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.  Her research interests include race and state formation in Ecuador; Caribbean migration to South America; histories of reproductive healthcare access in Florida; and human-animal relations in the Galapagos Islands. She has also published in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Her research has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the UK Arts and Humanities Research Board. 

Prior to joining ASU in 2018, Professor Foote served as Associate Dean for University Wide Programs and Faculty Engagement at Florida Gulf Coast University. In this role she oversaw the operations of the Honors College; the Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement; the Office of Undergraduate Research and the QEP; General Education; Dual Enrollment Programs; and the University Colloquium. She has won awards for her teaching, mentoring and administrative leadership. She has led Study Abroad and Study Away Programs to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands; China; Trinidad and Tobago; England and Wales; and Washington D.C. and the Adirondacks. 

Professor Foote was a first-generation college student and is committed to diversity, access and inclusion in higher education.

  • Ph.D. History, University College London, U.K. 2004
  • M.A. Area Studies (Latin America), Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London, U.K. 2000
  • B.A. History of the Americas, University College London, U.K. 1999
Research Interests

Latin American and Caribbean History

Migration History

Gender History

Animal Studies

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)



Sources for Latin America in the Modern World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. 

Civilians and War in World History.  Edited with Nadya Williams. New York: Routledge, 2017

Immigration and National Identities in Latin America. Edited with Michael Goebel. Gainseville: University Press of Florida, 2014

The Caribbean History Reader. New York: Routledge, 2012

Military Struggle and Identity Formation in Latin America. Edited with Rene Harder Horst. Gainseville: University Press of Florida, 2010. 

Peer Reviewed Chapters and Journal Articles

“Blurred Boundaries and Ambiguous Divisions: Civilians and Combat From Ancient Times to the Present,” Introduction to Nicola Foote and Nadya Williams (eds.) Civilians and Warfare in World History, (Routledge, 2017), 1-20 

“Feminist Pedagogies and Histories of Choice: Using Student-Led Oral Histories to Engage Reproductive Rights,” with Frances Davey and Kristine De Welde. In Kristina R. Llewellyn and Nicholas Ng-A-Fook (eds.) Oral History and Education: Theories, Practices and Dilemmas (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), 107-128. Winner of the Canadian Oral History Association Prize, 2018.

“Oral History as Inspiring Pedagogy for Undergraduate Education”, with Frances Davey and Kris De Welde, Our Schools, Ourselves, Vol. 122, no. 2, 2016, pp.110-117  

“Exploring Early Human-Animal Encounters in the Galápagos Islands Using a Historical Zoology Approach” with Charles W. Gunnels IV. In Susan Nance (ed.) The Historical Animal (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2015), 203-220.  

“Teaching and Researching Roe vs. Wade: Responding to Linda Kerber’s Call For Historical Action Through an Undergraduate Service-Learning Project”, With Kristine De Welde and Frances Davey, Perspectives on History, January 2015, pp.32-33.

“British Caribbean Domestic Servants in Latin America, 1850-1950: Race, Gender and Colonial Legacies,” in Victoria Haskins and Claire Lowrie (eds.) Colonization and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (New York: Routledge, 2014), 296-311

“British Caribbean Migration and the Racialization of Latin American Nationalisms” and “Writing Latin American Nations From Their Borders: Bringing Nationalism and Immigration Histories into Dialogue”, chapters in Nicola Foote and Michael Goebel (eds.) Immigration and National Identities in Latin America (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2014), 205-234; 281-304.

“Team-Teaching Gender Perspectives: Feminist Pedagogies in the Inter-Disciplinary Classroom”, With Kristine De Welde, Michelle Hayford and Martha Rosenthal. The Feminist Teacher, 23, no.2, 2014, pp. 105-125.

“Reinventing the Inca Past: The Kingdom of Quito, Atahualpa and the Creation of Ecuadorian National Identity”, Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, Vol. 5, no 2., July 2010, pp.109-130.  Special edition on Intellectuals, Ethnicity and the State edited by Joanna Crow.

“Luchando por la inclusión: La participación de la gente afro-esmeraldeña en la Revolución de Concha, 1912-1916”, Europa & América Latina, Vol. 5, 2010, pp101-120.  Special edition on the military, law and democracy in Latin America, edited by Jorge Magasich.

“Manuela Saenz and the Struggle for Independence in South America”, World History Connected, Vol. 7, no.1, Feb 2010.  Special edition on Women in World History, edited by Timothy May.

“We Must Civilise our Cayapa Indians: Father Antonio Metalli’s Assessment of Race and Gender in Coastal Ecuador” in Erin O’Connor and Leo Garofalo (eds.) Documenting Latin America. Vol. II, The National Period. (New York: Pearson/ Prentice Hall, 2010) pp. 131-138.

“Decentering War: Military Struggle, Nationalism, and Black and Indigenous Populations in Latin America, 1850-1950” and “Monteneros and Macheteros: Afro-Ecuadorian and Indigenous Experiences of Military Struggle in Liberal Ecuador, 1895-1916”, chapters in in Nicola Foote and René Harder Horst (eds.) Military Struggle and Identity Formation in Latin America: Race, Nation and Community, 1850-1950 (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2010) pp. 1-24; 83-107.

“New Perspectives on Indigenous Peasantries in Ecuador,” Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 35, no. 1, 2008, pp.133-47.

"State, Race, and Nation in Early Twentieth Century Ecuador", Nations and Nationalism, Special Edition on Latin America, Vol. 12, no.2, April 2006, pp.261-278.

“Rethinking Race, Gender and Citizenship: Black West Indian Women on the Atlantic Coast of Costa Rica, c.1920-1940”, Bulletin of Latin American Research, Vol. 23, no.2, April 2004, pp.198-212.

Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 484Internship
HON 492Honors Directed Study
HON 493Honors Thesis
HON 498Pro-Seminar
HON 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 493Honors Thesis
HON 498Pro-Seminar
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 394Special Topics
HON 484Internship
HON 492Honors Directed Study
HON 493Honors Thesis
HON 498Pro-Seminar
HON 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 394Special Topics