Katherine Marino's Book Talk: "Feminism for the Americas"

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Cover of the book Feminism for the Americas by Katherine Marino
September 18, 2019
3:45PM - 5:00PM
Location
168 Dulles

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Add to Calendar 2019-09-18 15:45:00 2019-09-18 17:00:00 Katherine Marino's Book Talk: "Feminism for the Americas" Katherine Marino is an assistant professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles (and former assistant professor of history and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Ohio State University). Her research and teaching interests include histories of twentieth-century U.S. and Latin America; women, gender, sexuality, and race; human rights; and transnational feminisms. Her book, Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement (UNC Press, 2019), is based on her dissertation that won the OAH Lerner-Scott Prize for the best dissertation on U.S. women’s history. Marino’s talk will explore feminismo americano, a movement that thrived over the first half of the twentieth century. Activists from the U.S., Central America, Caribbean, South America, and Mexico collaborated across borders to promote women’s suffrage, equal pay for equal work, and maternity rights, and to pioneer innovations in international law. Their work laid pivotal groundwork for what became known as international human rights. Within this movement, U.S. leaders often presumed feminist superiority, and in response, Latin American activists united more strongly around a feminismo that confronted global imperialism, racism, and fascism. The talk argues that Latin American activists were at the vanguard of global feminism and international human rights. This event is sponsored in part by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to The Ohio State University Center for Latin American Studies, and by the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. 168 Dulles Center for Latin American Studies clas@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Katherine Marino is an assistant professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles (and former assistant professor of history and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Ohio State University). Her research and teaching interests include histories of twentieth-century U.S. and Latin America; women, gender, sexuality, and race; human rights; and transnational feminisms. Her book, Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement (UNC Press, 2019), is based on her dissertation that won the OAH Lerner-Scott Prize for the best dissertation on U.S. women’s history.
 
Marino’s talk will explore feminismo americano, a movement that thrived over the first half of the twentieth century. Activists from the U.S., Central America, Caribbean, South America, and Mexico collaborated across borders to promote women’s suffrage, equal pay for equal work, and maternity rights, and to pioneer innovations in international law. Their work laid pivotal groundwork for what became known as international human rights. Within this movement, U.S. leaders often presumed feminist superiority, and in response, Latin American activists united more strongly around a feminismo that confronted global imperialism, racism, and fascism. The talk argues that Latin American activists were at the vanguard of global feminism and international human rights.
 
This event is sponsored in part by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to The Ohio State University Center for Latin American Studies, and by the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.