Michael Gonzales

Division Head of Humanities, History Instructor

B.A., Carleton College
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Originally from Northern Illinois, Dr. Gonzales received his B.A. in History from Carleton College and his Ph.D. in History from University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on questions of religion and empire in Spain during the Renaissance, and his academic interests include the history of early modern Europe and Latin America. While at UC Berkeley, Dr. Gonzales taught courses on European History, the French Revolution, and Modern U.S. History. 

In his free time, Dr. Gonzales enjoys traveling and thinking about history.


Gonzales, Michael. The Shaping of Empire: History Writing and Imperial Identity in Early Modern Spain. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley, 2013.