R. Douglas Cope, associate professor of history, passed away at Rhode Island Hospital on October 6, 2019, with his sisters at his side. He was 64 years old.

Doug, as all knew him, was born on August 24, 1955, in Michigan. He received his BA in history from Oakland University (in Michigan) and his MA (in 1981) and PhD (in 1987) in Latin American history from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he worked under the supervision of Steve Stern, Florencia Mallon, and Thomas Skidmore. Doug's graduate mentors and colleagues recall his brilliance and his almost impossible humility, a rare combination in the ego-driven world of academia. These qualities led Doug to guard his work zealously; his graduate mentors recall having to strategize as to how to get him to relinquish his chapter drafts in order that they might be read and evaluated....

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