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Jocelyn H. Olcott, Associate Professor of History and Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies

Jocelyn H. Olcott

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.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  201 Carr Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 668-5298
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Spring 2017):

  • HISTORY 890S-08.01, RSCH TOP IN GENDER Synopsis
    TBA, Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
Office Hours:

By appointment.
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)

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 Perspective, edited by Nadell, P; Haulman, K (2012), New York University Press
  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]

For matters relating the History Department or my position as Director of Undergraduate Studies, please contact me via e-mail at historydus@duke.edu


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