Christopher W. Minster, Ph.D., is a former ThoughtCo. writer who contributed articles about Latin American history and culture for eight years. He is a professor at the in Equador.
Christopher was the head writer at VIVA Travel Guides, where he co-authored and edited numerous travel books, including "," 7th Edition (2014), and "," 3rd Edition (2010), as well as a collection of travel stories from different writers around the world, called "" (2007).
A specialist in Latin American literature and history, Christopher wrote his Ph.D. dissertation about the colonial era in the Americas. He also worked as a teaching assistant for six years at Ohio State University, where he earned his Ph.D. in Spanish in 2005. Christopher served two years in the U.S. Peace Corps in Guatemala, working in rural youth development in Huehuetenango.
Christopher earned his Bachelor's (B.A.) in Spanish from Penn State University and Master's (M.A.) in Spanish from the University of Montana. He received his Ph.D. in Spanish from Ohio State University.
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