Hayley Froysland is an Associate Professor of History with a specialty in Latin American history. After receiving her B.A. from Hope College and M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Florida, she completed her doctorate in history at the University of Virginia. She is currently working on a manuscript entitled, “Regenerating the Race and Nation: Charity, Health, and Moral Order in Colombia, 1850-1936.” The manuscript examines elite discourse on race and nation and the attempt to “regenerate” the poor through the improvement of public health and the establishment of charitable institutions. Her publications include, "La regeneración de la raza: Nation-Building and the Shaping of National Character in Colombia, 1884-1930,” in Don Doyle and Marco Pamplona, eds., Nationalism in the Americas and “Trabajo, Ahorro, Familia, y Caridad: Poverty and the Catholic Moral Imperative in the Era of ‘Order and Progress’ in Regeneration Colombia, 1878-1900.” Dr. Froysland has presented papers at numerous national and international conferences and served as the President of the Gran Colombia Section of the Conference on Latin American History. She has received several grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the American Historical Association, the University of Virginia, the University of Southern Mississippi, and the University of Florida.
Dr. Froysland’s courses include “Colonial Latin American History,” “Modern Latin American History,” “History of Latinos in the United States,” “The World in the Twentieth Century,” “The Health of Nations: Disease, the Body, and the Body Politic in Modern Latin American History,” “Race, Class, and Nation in Modern Latin America,” as well as seminars on “Revolutions in Latin America,” and “U.S.-Latin American Relations.” She was the recipient of a Trustees’ Teaching Award in 2010. She also received the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award in 2008 and later served as the Director of the Center for Advising (2009-2011).