Dr. Jeffrey Richey 

Assistant Professor, Latin American History

Department of History


      Office – Social Science 254

Phone – (801) 626-6784

Fax – (801) 626-7613

Email – jeffreyrichey@weber.edu 


Degrees & Certifications: B.A., Brigham Young University); M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


  • HIST 1510 World History 1500 to Present 
  • HIST 4650 Modern Latin America 
Jeffrey Richey specializes in the social and cultural history of modern Latin America. His dissertation, “Playing at Nation: Soccer Competitions, Racial Ideology, and National Integration in Argentina, 1912-1931,” explored the impact of organized soccer and the popular sports press in nation formation and the dissemination of certain racial ideologies in early twentieth-century Argentina. Broader research interests include sport and society, popular culture, race and racism, national identity, and regionalism.
As assistant professor of Latin American History at Weber State, he will be instructing the colonial and modern survey courses in Latin American History, as well as courses dealing with World History, the History of Mexico, the History of Brazil, the History of the Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay), and the History of Spain and Portugal, among additional thematic offerings.