Title

Professor Emeritus

Degree

Ph.D., Stanford University

Field of Specialty

Latin America. Women's history. Social history. Specializes in Mexican history. Teaches on Latin American history, U.S.-Latin American relations, and Latinos in the United States.

Contact Information

Olin-Sang American Civilization Center
arrom@brandeis.edu

Silvia M Arrom

Currently studying how 19th-century philanthropic organizations provided social services for the indigent, then formed the basis of civil society.

Publications

Arrom, Silvia M. Para contener al Pueblo: El Hospicio de Pobres de la Ciudad de México, 1774-1871. Mexico City: CIESAS, 2011.

Arrom, Silvia M. ""Filantropía católica en el siglo XIX; las asociaciones de voluntarios de San Vicente de Paul"." Filantropía y acción solidaria en la historia de México. Ed. Jorge Villalobos Grzywobica. Mexico City: Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía, 2010. 59-85.

Arrom, Silvia M. "Book Review." Rev. of Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico, by Asunción Lavrin. American Historical Review vol. 114 Dec. 2009: 1409-1410.

Arrom, Silvia M. ""Las Señoras de la Caridad: pioneras olvidadas de la asistencia social en México, 1863-1910"." Historia Mexicana 226. (2007): 445-490.

Arrom, Silvia M. "Mexican Laywomen Spearhead a Catholic Revival: The Ladies of Charity, 1863-1910." Religious Culture in Modern Mexico. Ed. Martin A. Nesvig. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007. 50-77.

Arrom, Silvia M, with Jose J. Arrom and Judith Weiss. De donde crecen las palmas. Havana: Centro de Investigacion y Desarrollo de la Cultura Cubana Juan Marinello, 2005.

Arrom, Silvia M. Containing the Poor: The Mexico City Poor House, 1774-1871. Duke University Press, 2000.

Arrom, Silvia M (with Servando Ortoll). Riots in the Cities: Popular Politics and the Urban Poor in Latin America 1765-1910. Scholarly Resources, Inc., 1996.

Arrom, Silvia M. The Women of Mexico City, 1790-1857 (Spanish edition, 1988). Stanford University Press, 1985.

Arrom, Silvia M. La mujer mexicana ante el divorcio eclesiçstico (1800-1857). Mexico City, SepSetentas, 1976.

Courses Taught

HIST 71a Latin American History, Pre-Conquest to 1870
HIST 71b Latin American History, 1870 to the Present
HIST 171b Latinos in the U.S.
HIST 173b Latin American Women: Heroines, Icons, and History