Professor of History
Herman N. Hipp Chair (2003-2006)
|office: Furman Hall 200I
hours: Tues. & Thurs. 1:30-2:45
or by appointment
phone: (864) 294-2119
fax: (864) 294-2295
Dr. Erik Ching is Professor of History who specializes in modern Latin America, with a research focus on Central America. In addition to teaching classes on Latin America, he also teaches classes in his outside field of Africa. Along with his on-campus courses, Dr. Ching has taught various courses on Furman’s study abroad programs. He has co-led roughly ten study-abroad programs to southern Africa and Mexico/Central America since 2000. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University.
His research endeavors center on politics, peasant uprisings and social movements in El Salvador. He has been fortunate to collaborate with other scholars, both at Furman and at other institutions, on his first three-book-length publications, Reframing Latin America (2007), Remembering a Massacre in El Salvador (2007), and Modernizing Minds in El Salvador (2012). His first solo book project, Authoritarian El Salvador is in the final stages of review for publication. During a full-year sabbatical in 2011-2012, Dr. Ching worked on a new project dealing with memoirs and testimonials of the Salvadoran civil war; the working title of the manuscript is Remembering the Civil War in El Salvador.