Mentor: Dr. Lillian Guerra
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
"I got involved with research because I've always loved to ask questions. By getting involved with research I am able to continue asking historical questions and work alongside one of the leading scholars in the field in my pursuit of knowledge."
Latin American Studies
- U.S. Intervention
- Latin America
- English Language Institute
Hobbies and Interests
Deconstructing the Myth of Cuban Revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara
Che Guevara is a legend of the Cuban revolution, likely second in fame, and infamy, only to Fidel Castro himself. To his supporters, Che’s contributions to the revolutionary cause within, and without, Cuba have caused him to be considered a hero. Conversely, to his opposition, Che’s actions have caused him to be considered a coldblooded murderer. My proposed research project is to discover, as best as possible, which moniker is true; Che the assassin or Che the hero. I will determine which events led him to be considered a murderer and compare those events to the actions of a different revolutionary figure from a different revolutionary engagement to determine whether or not his actions were warranted.