Gilmar Visoni-Alonzo, Associate Professor
Office Phone: 718-631-6291
Dr. Gilmar E. Visoni was born in Guatemala de la Asunción, Guatemala. He received his elementary and secondary education from the Salesian priests. He left his native country in the middle of the civil war, and settled in New York City where he attended Queens College, CUNY in pursuit of his Bachelor's degree. Dr. Visoni received his M.A. and Phd in History from Fordham University. His graduate field of study was Renaissance Intellectual History, and he wrote his dissertation on the historiographical discursive structures in the Italian works of Giordano Bruno.
Dr. Visoni became a member of the Queensborough History Department in 1996. During this time he was taught and developed courses in Renaissance history, Military history and Latin American History. He has been the Chairman of the department since 2006.
The Carrera Revolt and Hybrid Warfare in Nineteenth-Century Central America, (Palgrave MacMillan, 2017)
Ed. with Frank Jacob, Latin America's Martial Age: Conflict and Warfare in the Long Nineteenth Century, (Könighausen and Neumann, 2016)
with Frank Jacob, The Military Revolution in Early Modern Europe - A Revision (Palgrave, 2016)
Articles and Book Reviews:
"The Fountain of Youth: Transformation and Geographical Transplantation of a Myth from Antiquity to Early Modern Times," in Roda la Fortuna Vol 4 No 1 (2015), pp.50-67.
"The Theory of a Military Revolution: Global, Numerous, Endless?" in Revista Universitaria de Historia Militar Vol 3 No 6 (2014)
Book review of The Seduction of Brazil By P. Tota in Revista Virtual de Cultura Iberoamericana, 2010.
Book review of Confini dell'umanesimo in Renaissance Quarterly, Spring 2005.