I am working on a book-length study of the diaries of Luciano Gallardo, twelve volumes in which he recorded every moment in his courtship of Carlota Gil in the 1860s in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Examines themes in the last five hundred years of Mexican history, with an emphasis on the critical reading of primary sources and the use of a variety of texts that may include letters, diaries, paintings, photographs, novels, and movies.
The course interprets the history of modern Latin America through soccer. Its interest is in the relationship between soccer and national imagining; the role of soccer in constituting various identities, including those of race, class, and gender and of local, regional, and national belonging; the powerful emotions and stories that soccer generates; the sport’s role in not only responding to but initiating changes in Latin America from the late nineteenth century to the present; soccer and political protest; and the development of women’s soccer in the face of formidable obstacles to doing so.
This course examines the interplay of gender and/or sexuality with ethnicity, nationality, class, and other aspects of identity in Latin America and the Caribbean from independence in the early nineteenth century to the present. It draws from scholarly work in history, anthropology, and literary criticism to address subjects such as femininities, masculinities, homosexualities, bisexualities, transgendered, family, national identities, ethnicities, sexuality- and gender-rights, and the workings of power in local, regional, national, transborder and transnational contexts. It is also concerned with the ways in which knowledge about gender and sexuality has been and continues to be constructed. Attention is paid to legal, juridical, medical, social scientific, criminological and human rights discourses as articulated in constitutions and legal codes; literature, including novels and short stories; newspapers; personal letters; testimonios; film, both documentary and commercial; and telenovelas.
This course that explores changing conceptions, understandings and imaginings of the future from early writings on the apocalypse, to millenarian movements, to Enlightenment beliefs in progress, to modernist understandings of the future, to postmodernist revisions of time. Exploring how some of those in the past, and up to the present, have imagined and engaged with the future, through such things as writings on utopias, the mounting of exhibitions at world fairs, the construction of model capital cities, science fiction and the writing of futurists, movies, and changes in computer and digital technology, among other kinds of texts, provides the means for those taking the course to begin to write their own history of the future.
Gabriela Aceves-Sepúlveda, PhD (2014)
"'Mujeres que se visualizan:' (En)gendering Archives and Regimes of Media and Visuality in post-1968 Mexico"
Winner: The John Bullen Prize (2015), Outstanding Ph.D. thesis on a historical topic submitted in a Canadian university
Ruth Mandujano-López, PhD (2012)
"Transpacific Mexico: Encounters with China and Japan in the Age of Steam (1867-1914?)
Winner: CALACS (Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies) Outstanding Dissertation Award (2013)