Associate Professor
301 Ramer History House
(610) 330-5173

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Michigan

Special interests: Latin America and the Caribbean; Argentina; South America; women and gender; food and drink; labor; oral history

Selected publications:
Creating a Common Table in Twentieth-Century Argentina: Doña Petrona, Women, & Food (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2013).

“Engendering Argentine History: A Historiographical Review of Recent Gender-Based Histories of Women during the National Period,” Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe 25, no. 2 (2014): 41-62.

“¿Así en la tele como en la casa? Patronas y empleadas en la década del sesenta en Argentina,” Revista de Estudios Sociales 45 (Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia: January-April 2013): 212-224.  

“Raza y Etnicidad en la cocina argentina: Una historia de la cocina criolla y de Doña Petrona,” Apuntes (Social Science Journal of CECYP, Argentina) no. 22 “Comer” (2012): 20-32.

“Entertaining inequalities: Doña Petrona, Juanita Bordoy, and Domestic Work in mid-20th century Argentina,” Hispanic American Historical Review 91, no. 1 (Feb 2011): 97-128.

“¿Sólo se trata de cocinar?” in De minifaldas, militancias y revoluciones: Exploraciones sobre los 70 en la Argentina, eds. Andrea Andujar, Déborah d’Antonio, Fernanda Gil Lozano, Karin Grammático, and María Laura Rosa (Buenos Aires, ARG: Luxemburg, 2009).

“The Force of Food: Life on the Atkins Family Sugar Plantation, Cienfuegos, Cuba 1884-1900.” Massachusetts Historical Review 5 (2003): 58-93.

Honors: 

Southern Cone Studies Section Social Sciences Book Award Prize, 2014; Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Lecture Award, Lafayette College, 2014; Gourmand Prize for the Best Latin American Cuisine Book published in the United States, 2013; R.K. Mellon Summer Research Fellowships, Lafayette College, Summers 2011 and 2014; Fulbright-Hays Fellowship for Argentina, U.S. Department of Education, 2003-2004.