Faculty & Staff
Areas of Expertise
Modern Latin America, Mexico, Family and Gender History
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Professional Publications & Contributions
- Domestic Economies: Family, Work, and Welfare in Mexico City, 1884-1943. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009.
- Picturing Nature: American Nineteenth-Century Zoological Illustration. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993.
- “Haciendo y deshaciendo familias. Adopción y beneficencia pública, Ciudad de México, 1938-1942.” Género, poder y política en el México posrevolucionario. Edited by Gabriela Cano, Mary Kay Vaughan, and Jocelyn Olcott. Translated by Rossana Reyes. Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura Económica, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, 2009: 196-224.
- “Dangerous Driving: Adolescence, Sex, and the Gendered Experience of Public Space in Early 20th-Century Mexico City.” Co-authored with Katherine Elaine Bliss. Gender, Sexuality and Power in Modern Latin America. Edited by Katherine Bliss and William French. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007: 163-186.
- “Breaking and Making Families: Adoption and Public Welfare, Mexico City, 1917-1940.” Sex in Revolution: Gender, Politics, and Power in Modern Mexico. Edited by Jocelyn Olcott, Mary Kay Vaughan, and Gabriela Cano. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006: 127-44.
- “Reproductive Health in Latin American Transitions: Late Colonialism, Abolition, and Revolution,” in Women, Ethnicity, and Medical Authority: Historical Perspectives on Reproductive Health in Latin America. Edited by Tamera Marko and Adam Warren. San Diego: University of California, San Diego, Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies, July 2004: 79-93.
- “Dying of Sadness: Hospitalism and Child Welfare, Mexico City, 1920-1940.” Disease in the History of Modern Latin America: From Malaria to AIDS. Edited by Diego Armus. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003: 209-236.
- “Speaking of Work and Family: Reciprocity, Child Labor, and Social Reproduction, Mexico City, 1920-1940.” Hispanic American Historical Review. Special Issue: Labors of Love: Production and Reproduction in Latin American History. 91:1 (February 2011): 63-95.
- “Abandonment as Reproductive Disruption: Abandonment/Adoption Regimes in Mexico City, 1880-1917.” Childhood: A Global Journal of Childhood Research 14:3 (August 2007): 321-338.
- “Bringing It Back Home: Perspectives on Gender and Family History in Modern Mexico.” History Compass 4:5 (2006): 906-926.
- “Cleaning the Revolutionary Household: Domestic Servants and Public Welfare in Mexico City, 1900-1935.” Journal of Women’s History. Special issue on “Women’s Labors.” 15:4 (Winter 2004): 67-90.
- “Conspicuous Benevolence: Liberalism, Public Welfare, and Private Charity in Porfirian Mexico City, 1877-1910.” The Americas 58:1 (July 2001): 7-38.
- “Public Welfare and Child Circulation, Mexico City, 1877-1925.” Journal of Family History. Special Issue: Children in the History of Latin America. 23:3 (July 1998): 240-271.