Miriam Villanueva

History Teacher

Miriam Villanueva received her BA in history and political science from Texas A&M Kingsville in 2010, her MA in history from Texas Christian University in 2012, and her PhD from TCU in 2017. She comes to BUA from Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, where she taught world and US history for four years. Dr. Villanueva specializes in Latin American history; her current research concerns Latin American dictatorship during the Cold War. She takes a holistic approach to working with students at independent schools, shaping their experience in and outside the classroom. Dr. Villanueva has had the opportunity to design curriculum and courses specific to her expertise and skill set like Borderlands history, Social History of Latin America, and the Global Cold War. She enjoys shaping students into strong writers, critical thinkers, and empathetic world citizens for an equitable and just world. Dr. Villanueva is a native of the Rio Valley Grande of Texas and identifies as Mexican American, a Texan living in New England. She enjoys rock climbing, graphic novels, traveling, and is a big fan of all things horror. 

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