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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 2019):

  • GSF 390S.05, SELECTED TOPICS Synopsis
    Friedl Bdg 216, M 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
    (also cross-listed as GSF 890S.01)
  • NURSING 921.02, INTEGRATED RESEARCH PRACTICUM Synopsis
    TBA, 12:00 AM-12:00 AM
  • GSF 960S.01, INTERDISCIPLINRY DEBATES (TOP) Synopsis
    White 201, Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
Teaching (Spring 2020):

  • GSF 390S.01, SELECTED TOPICS Synopsis
    White 106, M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
  • GSF 890S.01, ADVANCED TOPICS Synopsis
    East Duke 204D, M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
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  
  • Jes 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 the 1975 international women's year, Journal of Women'S History, vol. 24 no. 4 (December, 2012), pp. 24-48, Johns Hopkins University Press [doi]  [abs]
  4. Olcott, J, Introduction: Researching and rethinking the labors of love, The Hispanic American Historical Review, vol. 91 no. 1 (February, 2011), pp. 1-27, Duke University Press [doi]  [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 (December, 2013), pp. 237-258, New York University Press, ISBN 0814758908
  6. Olcott, J, Cold War Conflicts and Cheap Cabaret: Sexual Politics at the 1975 United Nations International Women's Year Conference, Gender & History, vol. 22 no. 3 (November, 2010), pp. 733-754, WILEY [doi]  [abs]
  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]  [abs]


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