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Jocelyn Olcott, Faculty of Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Professor of History and International Comparative Studies

Jocelyn Olcott
Contact Info:
Office Location:  315 Carr Bldg., Box 90719
Office Phone:  (919) 668-5298
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2018):

  • HISTORY 330.01, INTRO CONTEM LATIN AMER Synopsis
    West Duke 105, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
    (also cross-listed as ICS 327.01, LATAMER 230.01)
  • HISTORY 890S-13.01, RSCH TOP METHODS & THEORY Synopsis
    Friedl Bdg 216, W 05:30 PM-08:00 PM
Teaching (Spring 2019):

  • HISTORY 188S.01, GTWY: GENDER/POLITICAL ECONOMY Synopsis
    West Duke 108A, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
    (also cross-listed as GSF 188S.01, ICS 188S.01)
  • HISTORY 590S.01, TOPICS IN HISTORY SEMINAR Synopsis
    Class Bldg 242, M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
    (also cross-listed as GSF 590S.01, ICS 590S.01)
Education:

Ph.D.Yale University2000
M.A.Yale University1996
ABPrinceton University1992
B.A.Princeton University1992
Specialties:

Gender
Labor and Working Class History
Comparative Colonial Studies
Global Transnational History
Latin America and the Caribbean
Global and Comparative
Research Interests:

Current projects: UN International Women's Year, Concha Michel, Motherhood in Twentieth-Century Mexico

I work on feminist history of modern Mexico. My first book, Revolutionary Women in Postrevolutionary Mexico, explores questions of gender and citizenship in the 1930s. I am currently working on two book-length projects: a history of the 1975 UN International Women's Year Conference in Mexico City (under contract with Oxford University Press), and a biography of the activist and folksinger Concha Michel. I am also developing a long-term project on the labor, political, and conceptual history of motherhood in twentieth-century Mexico.

Keywords:

Mexico • gender • feminism • labor • United Nations • transnational history

Curriculum Vitae
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Robert Franco  
  • Jessica E. Malitoris  
  • Yuri Ramirez  
  • Paola Reyes  
  • Corinna H Zeltsman  
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Olcott, J, Revolutionary Women in Postrevolutionary Mexico (2005), Duke University Press [ViewProduct.php]  [abs]
  2. Olcott, J; Vaughan, MK; Cano, G, Sex in Revolution: Gender, Politics, and Power in Modern Mexico (2006), Duke University Press [ViewProduct.php]
  3. Olcott, J, Empires of Information: Media Strategies for 1975 International Women’s Year, Journal of Women’s History, vol. 24 no. 4 (2012)
  4. Olcott, J, Introduction: Research and Rethinking the Labors of Love, Hispanic American Historical Review, vol. 91 no. 1 (2011)  [author's comments]
  5. Olcott, J, A happier marriage? Feminist history takes the transnational turn, in Making Women's Histories: Beyond National Perspectives, edited by Nadell, P; Haulman, K (2012), pp. 237-258, New York University Press, ISBN 0814758908
  6. Olcott, J, Cold War Conflicts and Cheap Cabaret: Performing Politics at the 1975 United Nations International Women’s Year Conference in Mexico City, Gender and History, vol. 22 no. 3 (November, 2010), pp. 733-754
  7. Olcott, J, ‘Take Off That Streetwalker’s Dress’: Concha Michel and the Cultural Politics of Gender in Postrevolutionary Mexico, Journal of Women’s History, vol. 21 no. 3 (Fall, 2009), pp. 36-59 [repository]


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