Jeane DeLaney earned her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in International Development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her first contact with Latin America occurred when a favorite professor encouraged her to “get some Third  World experience” before graduating. Since UNC had no suitable international programs, she dutifully left the university and  traveled to Colombia where she studied Spanish, political science and economics, and taught English to support herself. After a year, she returned to the UNC to finish her degree. Upon graduation, she worked for the Population Institute in Washington, D.C., then returned to Colombia on a Fulbright Scholarship to continue her studies in international development at the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota and to conduct research on agricultural cooperatives.  Upon her return to the U.S.,  DeLaney entered a Masters program in Latin American Studies at Stanford University, then continued on for a Ph.D. in Latin American History. As a doctoral student, she specialized in Latin American intellectual history with a special focus on Argentina. Her most recent publications include “Imagining ‘el ser nacional’ Cultural Nationalism and Romantic Concepts of National Identity in Early Twentieth-Century Argentina,” 1810-1930,” (Journal of Latin American Studies) and “Imagining ‘la raza argentina,’” which appeared in a  Nationalism in the New World   (U. of Georgia Press).  She is currently completing a book on changing conceptions of national identity and nationhood in Argentina from independence to 1945.  Her courses include:  History 242 (Modern Latin America), History 242  (Environmental History of Latin America), History 243 (Twentieth-Century Cuba), History 125 (The Maya), and Hispanic Studies 333.