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Research Interests for Jocelyn Olcott

Research Interests:

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