Jeff Sanders published “History Uncontained at the B Reactor,” a chapter in Making the Unseen Visible: Science and the Contested Histories of Radiation Exposure. The book is the final product of a series of workshops as part of the Oregon State University Downwinders Project, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. His contribution first appeared as a paper at the 2020 workshop: “75 Years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Science and the Contested Histories of Radiation Exposure.”
The Clements Center at Southern Methodist University selected Ryan Booth as a symposium scholar for 2024-2025. The symposium is entitled “Rethinking the Indian Wars.” Booth will contribute a book chapter on the subject of death and burial of US Army soldiers (particularly the US Indian Scouts and Black regulars). Clements Center symposia are held at SMU’s Taos campus and a public presentation will be held in Tempe, Arizona in cooperation with the Arizona Historical Society in 2025. The University of Nebraska Press has agreed to publish the collection.
Ryan Booth is one of twelve authors. He will be joined by Nathan Braccio (Lesley), Bonnie Cherry (Berkeley Law), Greg Downs (UC Davis), Luis Garcia (U de Monterrey), Ari Kelman (UC Davis), Stuart Marshall (Sewanee), Nick Myers (National Park Service), Darren Parry (Utah), Sherry Smith (SMU), Lindsay Stallones Marshall (Illinois State), and Cecily Zander (Texas Woman’s U).
Jesse Spohnholz presented a research paper titled “Defining and Preserving Community in Exile: Baptismal Practices of Dutch Reformed Refugees in Cologne” at Sixteenth Century Society & Conference, on October 27th in Baltimore, MD. While here, he also chaired a panel on the book, The Church of the Dead, which investigates the creation of Indigenous Catholicism in colonial Mexico following the devastating 1576 smallpox epidemic.
PhD, University of Maryland, College Park 2022
BA, Universidad Nacional de La Matanza, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2005
González is a historian of modern Latin America with a focus on twentieth century Argentina. Her first book manuscript Schools as Laboratories: Science, Children’s Bodies, and School Reformers in the Making of Modern Argentina (1880-1930) examines the history of nation-making in Argentina from the perspective of women school teachers. Schools as Laboratories studies the theory and practice of modern pedagogy at the intersection of transnational scientific theories and local school experiments with immigrant children. González is particularly interested in how women used education as a tool for children and women’s emancipation that challenged state-sponsored education and built a transnational school reform movement. González’s second book project will explore feminist organizing in South America in the first half of the 20th century.
Beyond historical research, González is passionate about collaborative and interdisciplinary projects that bring scholars and activists from the United States and Latin America together. At University of Maryland, she co-founded multiple spaces for Latinx students including the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Graduate Collective. In 2020 she developed a Global Classroom in collaboration with scholars in Argentina and as part of this collaboration is currently working on a digital humanities project about Latin American feminisms.
Before coming to the United States to pursue her PhD. González worked in the Human Rights organization Asociación Madres de Plaza de Mayo, taught at multiple universities in Buenos Aires, and volunteered in Bachilleratos de Educación Popular (secondary education alternative schools to the state for working class adults).
Research and Teaching Interests
Latin American History, Gender and Feminisms, History of Science, History of Education, Transnational History, Oral History.
“Hacia una pedagogía moderna: Maestras, feministas y las reformas de la escuela en Buenos Aires (1900s-1920s),” Escritos en formación. Investigaciones emergentes en historia de la educación (Buenos Aires: UNIPE, 2023)
“Meeting in a Third Space: Possibilities for Equity and Inclusion in Virtual Classrooms,” Diversity Abroad, Spring 2023 (co-Authored)
“Towards a Pedagogy of Transnational Feminism when Teaching and Activism Go Online,” The Radical Teacher, vol. 121, 2021. (co-Authored)
From Embodied to Spectral: Teaching Transnational Feminisms in Times of Protest and Pandemic in Navigating Precarity in Educational Contexts: Reflection, Pedagogy, and Activism for Change (Abingdon: Routledge, 2022) (co-authored)
“Performance, Protest, and Feminism in Latin America,” in Performance Matters 8, no. 2, 2023 (co-Authored)
Honors and Awards
Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY) Dissertation Prize 2022, honorable mention.
Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship, UMD, August 2021-December 2021.
Dr. Mabel S. Spencer Award for Excellence in Graduate Achievement, UMD, August 2020-May 2021.
Summer School Fellow at the Conference of History of Education, University of Liverpool, June 2019
Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award, Latin American Studies Center & Honors Humanities, UMD, August 2018-May 2019.
International Graduate Research Fellowship, UMD and Instituto de Altos Estudios Sociales – Universidad Nacional de San Martín, July 2017-August 2017.
Orlando Fals Borda Fellow in Research and Extension, Instituto de Altos Estudios Sociales – Universidad Nacional de San Martín, June 2014-June 2015.
Puck Brecher gave a talk titled “How Japan’s Animal Welfare Movement Created a Biodiversity Boondoggle” at the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies in Houston, Texas.
Sue Peabody chaired and commented on the panel “Biography as Legal History / Legal History as Biography” at the American Society for Legal History in Philadelphia, October 27, 2023.
Puck Brecher spoke on “On Japan’s Transition from Tokugawa to Meiji” for The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia’s “East Asia since 1800” workshop at the University of Southern California (virtual).
Sue Peabody presented her invited paper, “Gender and the Afterlives of Slavery in the Indian Ocean: Microhistory as Method,” Sawyer Seminar: Global Slaveries, Fugitivity, and the Afterlives of Unfreedom, funded by the Mellon Foundation. Dialogue One: Slavery, Racialization, and Gender, Indiana University, Bloomington, October 5-6, 2023