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About Victor Uribe-Uran

Professor Uribe-Uran holds a joint appointment as Associate Professor of History and Law. The recipient of several awards for both teaching and scholarship, including a State University System Teaching Incentive Program Award and a Faculty Senate Award for Excellence in Research. Professor Uribe specializes in Latin American history and law. After earning his law degree at the Universidad Externado de Colombia, he served as a lawyer and then director for the Project of Legal Aid and Legal Research, housed in the Centro de Investigacion y Educacion Popular, Bogotá. Between 2006 and 2009, he served as the Chief of Party in the multi-million dollar initiative “Justice Reform and Modernization Program,” implemented by the FIU Center for the Administration of Justice and funded by USAID. This widely successful program finished the implementation of Colombia’s new oral and accusatory criminal justice system, and strengthened access to justice for vulnerable groups of the population, including ethnic minorities and women.

Positions

Present Associate Professor of History and Law, Florida International University College of Law
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines

History and Law

Research Interests


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Honors and Awards

  • Murdo J. Macleod Book Prize, Latin American and Caribbean Section, Southern Historical Association, Fall, 2016. Best book in the fields of Latin America, Caribbean, American Borderlands and Frontier or Atlantic World history. Fatal Love.
  • Honorable Mention, National Social Science and Humanities Prize, Alejandro Angel Escobar Foundation, Colombia, Fall, 2016. This Prize is the highest scientific recognition in Colombia. Fatal Love.
  • Honorable Mention, Alfred B. Thomas Book Award, for the best book on a Latin American subject, SECOLAS, 2016. Fatal Love.
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Service, Faculty Senate, Florida International University, Fall, 2015.
  • Sabbatical leave (competitive), FIU, 2013
  • Member (Miembro Correspondiente), Colombian Academy of History (Academia Colombiana de Historia), 2010-onward.
  • NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) Research Award , Fall, 2002.
  • Sabbatical leave (competitive), FIU, 2002.
  • Sabbatical leave (competitive), FIU, 2002.
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Faculty Senate, Florida International University, Fall, 2001.
  • Matriculation Merit Award, Florida International University, Award to recognize more productive members of Faculty from 1997 to 2000, Spring, 2001.
  • Winner of Teaching Incentive Program Award (TIP), Florida International University, Miami. Award to recognize best professors in the 1993-1996 academic period, 1997.
  • Antonine Tibesar Prize, Conference on Latin American History (CLAH), American Historical Association. Best article published during 1996 in The Americas, 1997.
  • Winner of Concurso Internacional de Méritos "Generación 125 Años", Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Recruitment of distinguished international scholars, 1996.
  • Teaching Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 1992-93.
  • Summer Research Fellowship in Latin American Studies at Cornell University, 1992. Declined.
  • Andrew Mellon Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 1991-92.
  • Teaching Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 1989-90.
  • Andrew Mellon Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 1989-90.
  • Passed Ph.D. comprehensive examinations with distinction, 1989.
  • Teaching Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 1987-89.
  • Fulbright Scholarship for graduate studies in the United States, 1986-87.
  • Thesis approved with distinction, Universidad Externado de Colombia, 1983.
  • Exemption from comprehensive exams in law school, awarded to student with highest GPA, 1982.
  • Four annual scholarships, Universidad Externado de Colombia, awarded to student with highest GPA, 1978-81.
  • Julio Cesar García Fellowship to attend Universidad La Gran Colombia (Bogotá), awarded to student with highest GPA, 1976.

Courses

  • History
  • Law

Education

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1987 - 1993 Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh ‐ History
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1986 - 1987 M.A., University of Pittsburgh ‐ Political Science
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1978 - 1983 J.D., Universidad Externado de Colombia ‐ law
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Contact Information

Florida International University College of Law
11200 SW 8th St, DM398
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-2961

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Book chapter (4)

Books (4)