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.
Currently studying how 19th-century philanthropic organizations provided social services for the indigent, then formed the basis of civil society.
Stanford University, Ph.D.
Stanford University, M.A.
Bryn Mawr College, B.A.
Awards and Honors
Who's Who in American Education (2006)
Who's Who of American Women (2006)
Honorable Mention, New England Council of LAS, Best Book in Latin American Studies for Containing the Poor (2001)
Whos Who in America (2001 - 2002)
American Council of Learned Societies Fellow (1996)
President, New England Council of Latin American Studies (1996)
Listed in Who's Who in America (still included) (1991)
Bunting Institute Fellow (1990 - 1991)
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (1988 - 1989)
Honorable Mention, Bolton Prize for best book in Latin American History, Women of Mexico City (1986)
Social Science Research Council/American Council of Learned Societies Research Grant (1981)
Foreign Area Fellowship (Joint Committee on Latin American Studies, Social Science Research Council, American Council of Learned Societies) (1974 - 1976)
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|HIST||71b||Latin American History, 1870 to the Present|
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|HIST||173b||Latin American Women: Heroines, Icons, and History|