History Department

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Cathy Marie Ouellette Email Cathy Marie Ouellette

Assistant Professor of History
Ettinger 300D
484-664-3515

Education :
Ph.D. in History Emory University
M.A., Emory University
M.A., University of Pittsburgh
B.A. in Hispanic Studies with Honors and Anthropology with Distinction; Phi Beta Kappa; International Studies Certificate

Teaching Fields:
Latin America, the Carribbean, and Iberia

Affiliated with Programs In:
Environmental Sciences
Sustainability Studies
African-American Studies
Women's Studies
Public Health
Jewish Studies

Courses Taught:
Introductory Courses:
Visual Culture in Latin America
Latin America through Women’s Eyes
Introduction to Women’s Studies
Popular Culture in Latin America

First Year Seminars:
Heroines and Harlots of Latin America
Scandals, Lies, and Videotape

Surveys:
Colonial Latin American History
Modern Latin American History

Advanced:
Race and Ethnicity in Latin America
Jewish Latin America
Trees and Disease: Environmental History of Latin America
The Inquisition

Recent Publications:
"A política da modernidade e a ascensão da nação: honra sexual no Rio Grande do Sul na passagem do século XIX ao século XX" (The Politics of Modernity and the Rise of the Nation: Sexual Honor in Turn-of-the-Century Rio Grande do Sul). In História em Revista, volume 15, dezembro de 2009, p. 7-34

Book Reviews:
Greening Brazil: Environmental Activism in State and Society, by Kathryn Hochstetler and Margaret E. Keck, The Luso-Brazilian Review Volume 47:2 (January) 2011

Brazil Imagined: 1500 to the Present, by Darlene J. Sadlier, in Journal of Latin American Studies, Volume 42: 2 (May) 2010

Race and Multiraciality in Brazil and the United States, by G. Reginald Daniel, in Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe, Volume 20: 1 (January-June) 2009

Racial Revolutions: Antiracism and Indian Resurgence in Brazil by Jonathan W. Warren, in Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe, Volume 16: 1 (January-June) 2005

Recent Conferences and Presentations:
“Projecting Modernity: The Southern Frontier as a Site of Progress,” presented at the Tenth International Congress of the Brazilian Studies Association in Brasilia, Brazil, July 2010

“Reforming the Nation: Intellectual Shifts from Isolation to Accommodation in Brazil (1920s-1930s),” presented at the Annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, Boulder, CO, April 2010

Panel Chair, Brazilian Intellectual Discussions on National Development, at the Annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, Boulder, CO, April 2010

“Environmental (In)justice: Democracy and Social Inequality in Ecuador and Brazil,” presented at the Annual Conference of the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, March 2010

“Marriage at the Heart of the Nation in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1891-1930,” presented at the Annual American Historical Association Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2010 

Panel Chair, Race and Nation in Brazil, at the Annual American Historical Association Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2010

“‘Good Patriots Desire Social Discipline:’ Positivism and Felicidade Geral in Early-Twentieth-Century Southern Brazil,” presented at the Annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, Santa Fe, NM, March 2009

Panel Chair, Positivism and Modernity in the Formation of Brazil, at the Annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, Santa Fe, NM, March 2009