Ryan M. Jones

Assistant Professor of History
Sturges Hall 5A

Ryan M. Jones has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2014, and is a specialist in the history of modern Latin America.

He is the co-editor of the recently published volume, A Global History of Sexual Science, 1880–1960, the first anthology to provide a worldwide perspective on the birth and development of the field of sexual science.

Ryan M. Jones

Office Hours

T/Th 2:20-3:50 and other times by appointment (Spring 2019)

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. and MA, History, University of Illinois


  • American Historical Association

  • Latin American Studies Association


Research Interests

  • Latin American History
  • Professor Jones is a specialist in Modern Latin American history, particularly in Mexico, Argentina, and Cuba. His thematic research and teaching interests include Gender and Sexuality, Masculinity, Citizenship, Visual Culture/Photography, Pacific Worlds, and Histories of Science and Medicine. He is currently revising a book manuscript entitled Erotic Revolutions that investigates Mexican history through the lens of masculinity, male homosexuality, and citizenship between 1870 and 1968.


  • HIST 271: S/M/His-Latin Amer Since 1825

    A survey of Latin American history from the emergence of the national states to the present. Primary emphasis is placed upon the political, social, economic, and cultural development of the major states and problems of mutual interest to the United States and the Latin American nations. Not offered on a regular basis

  • HIST 284: S/MStLACAANA:Sexology

    A study of a particular topic in Latin America/Caribbean/Asia/Africa/Native American history. Topics could be defined either by time or space: the history of Iran, the Islamic revival, liberation movements, and the history of the Pacific World are possible areas that might be offered. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Not offered on a regular basis

  • HUMN 221: W/H/Western Humanities II

    A search for moral, social, and political alternatives and meaning embodied in the institutions, culture, and literature of Western Civilization from 1600 to the present. The course is factual as well as conceptual, including a narrative history of the period covered.