Social & Political Sciences

Social & Political Sciences Experts

Michael S. Cole

Assistant Professor
Florida Gulf Coast University
United States of America


Ph.D., History, University of Florida, 2003 M.A., History, University of Florida, 1995 B.A., History, University of California, San Diego, 1993

Research Interest

Native communities of colonial Latin America; colonial Mexico; colonial Central America


  • "Transportation -- Colonial (Royal Roads)," in J. Michael Francis, ed., Iberia and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History, 3 vols. (Santa Barbara and Oxford: ABC-CLIO, 2006); 2500 word encyclopedia entry.

  • Review of Martin Austin Nesvig, ed., Local Religion in Colonial Mexico. The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 38: 3 (Winter 2008): 485-487.

  • "Congregaciones" and "Witchcraft," in Thomas M. Leonard, J. Michael Francis, Monica Rankin, and Mark Burkholder, eds., Encyclopedia of Latin America, 4 vols. (Facts on File, 2010).

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