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History Faculty Participate in EWU Colloquium on Mexico

yvonne-berliner_114x132Drs. Yvonne Berliner and Julian Dodson will participate in Eastern Washington University’s colloquium on Mexico February 10. Dr. Berliner is on Panel Discussion II and will present a paper entitled “Mexican Feminism in the Twentieth Century.”  Her paper traces the struggle for political rights for women in Mexico, culminating in the right to vote in 1953.

Dr. Julian Dodson will participate in the Roundtable Discussion on Ayotzinapa in Context: Social Violence, Media Repression, Police Impunity, and Popular Resistance in Contemporary Mexico.  See the program here.Julian Dodson

World History Association Annual Conference in Belgium, July 2 through 5, 2016

There will be several Washington State University faculty and students attending the World History Association (WHA) meeting in Ghent, Belgium in July.  A double panel of Roots of Contemporary Issues faculty, and a panel on “Women as Migrants: Conflict and Consequences” with president-elect Merry Wiesner-Hanks, past president Candice Goucher, Barbara Traver, Sue Peabody and instructor Aaron Whelchel and alumni Maryanne Rhett.  For more information, see the WHA conference URL. 

Shawna Herzog, 2013 PhD recipient and instructor, says “I’ve been on the conference planning committee since 2013 and this year I am assistant program organizer. I’ll also be delivering a paper on a panel chaired by Karen Phoenix about inter-imperial cooperation in colonial Southeast Asia. This is going to be a SUPER fun conference and I’m so excited that so many of our faculty and students are going this year.”

Dr. Candice Goucher’s book wins 2016 Gourmand Award

Candice Goucher Congotay! Congotay! A Global History of Caribbean Food (Routledge, 2014) has won the 2016 Gourmand Award for Best Book on Caribbean Food (National Category).  Dr. Goucher’s book will go onward to compete in the Gourmand International Cookbook Awards Global Finals awards category on 28th May 2016 in Yantai, Shandong, China.  Congotay! Congotay! captures the culinary essence of the Caribbean and highlights the role of Africans in the history of the region.

Yvonne Berliner – Mexican Feminism in the Twentieth Century

Yvonne BerlinerYvonne Berliner, the department’s Latin American History instructor, will present a paper on ‘Mexican Feminism in the Twentieth Century’ at a Colloquium on Mexico to be held at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA. February 9-11, 2016.

Berliner will trace the struggle for political rights for women in Mexico, culminating in the right to vote in 1953. In addition, the presentation will include the bridging of class differences among women, as the fight for political rights began as a middle class initiative and only became more inclusive in the 1970s. In the last decades of the 20th century, feminism with popular and indigenous roots joined in advocating for gender and class equality. Industrial workers, employees, agricultural workers and indigenous community groups from poor urban sectors have become part of a wider movement for gender equality in Mexico.

In 2015 Berliner co-authored a book on the Mexican Revolution and a chapter on Feminism in the Americas for another book, with special emphasis on Mexico.

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