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Asuncion Lavrin

ASUNCION.LAVRIN@asu.edu

History Dept
Arizona State University
TEMPE

(480)965-0636

Bio

IN PRESS: Brides of Christ. Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico. Stanford University. Expected date of Publication: Early 2008. Women, Feminism and Social Change: Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, 1890-1940 (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1995). Available in paperback, 1998. Translated into Spanish as Mujeres, feminismo y cambio social en argentina, Chile y Uruguay 1890-1940 (Santiago de Chile: Centro de Investigaciones Diego Barros Arana, 2005) Sexuality and Marriage in Colonial Latin America (Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 1989). Editor and co-author. Elected President of the Conference on Latin American History, (CLAH) Tenure: 2001-02. Co-Director NEH Summer Institute “Hispanic Gendering of the Americas: Beyond Cultural and Geographical Boundaries.” June 17-July 19, 2002 Co-Director, NEH Summer Institute for High School Teachers, “Converging Cultures: Native America, Europe and the Encounter.” Summer 2000. Harold Eugene Davis Memorial Prize, 1999. Awarded by the Mid-Atlantic Conference on Latin American Studies (MACLAS). For “Indian Brides of Christ: Creating New Spaces for Indigenous Women in New Spain,” Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Summer, 1999), 225-260. Arthur P. Whitaker Memorial Prize, 1996. Awarded by the Mid-atlantic Conference on Latin american Studies (MACLAS). For Women. Feminism and Social Change: Argentina, Chile and Uruguay 1890-1940 (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1995). National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1993-94: Mexican Nunneries: Spiritual, Social and Economic Roles in a Colonial Society. Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor to the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies at the University of Bristol, England, October-December, 1988. Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, International Center for Scholars, Smithsonian Institution, 1984-85. National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1980. Interview by Roger Adelson, The Historian, Vol. 61, No. 1 (Fall 1998), pp. 1-14. “International Feminisms: Latin American Alternatives,” Gender and History, 10:3 (November 1998), 519. “Anthologies,” in Lynn Stoner, ed. Latinas of the World (New York: Garland, 1988), 3-26. “Women, the Family, and Social Change in Latin America,” World Affairs 150:2 (Fall 1987), 109-28. Latin american Women: Historical Perspectives (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1978). Editor and Co-author. Translated into Spanish as: Las mujeres Latino-americanas. Perspectivas Históricas (Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1985). Sexuality and Marriage in Colonial Latin America (Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 1989). Editor and co-author. Translated into Spanish as: Sexualidad y matrimonio en la américa hispánica (Mexico: Editorial Grijalbo, 1990)

Research Interests

Gender and Women Studies in Colonial and Contemporary Latin America Religion and spirituality in Colonial Mexico

Courses

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 792 Research

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 792 Research

Presentations

  1. Lavrin, Asuncion 'El amás allá' en el imaginario de las religiosas novohispanas. Paper presented at the Coloquium "El más Allá Cristiano. Siglos XVI al XVIII. (Nov 2006).
  2. Lavrin, Asuncion Devocionario y espiritualidad en los conventos novohispanos. 52 Congreso Internacional de Americanistas, 17 - 21 July 2006, Sevilla, Spain. (Aug 2006).
  3. Lavrin, Asuncion History Without Frontiers?. Berkshire Conference on Women's History. (Jun 2005).
  4. Lavrin, Asuncion Material and SpiritualNourishment in the Spanish Empire. XI annual CMRS Conference. (Feb 2005).
  5. Lavrin, Asuncion Food and Religion in New Spain: Matter or Spirit?. Eleventh Annual ACMRS Conference. (Feb 2005).
  6. Lavrin, Asuncion Colonial Mexican friars: Approaches to Understanding Masculinities in New Spain. Twenty-Six Annual Mid-America Conference on History , Southwestern Missouri State University. (Sep 2004).
  7. Lavrin, Asuncion Spanish American Women 1790-1850: The Challenge of Remembering. Gender and Race in Spanish America, 1790-1850, University of Warwick, Great Britain. (Sep 2004).
  8. Lavrin, Asuncion Men of God in New Spain: an Approach to Masculinity, 1580-1753. Departmental Farewell To Prof. Dauril Alden, University of Washington. (May 2003).
  9. Lavrin, Asuncion Recuerdos del siglo XX. VI Congreso Iberoamericano de Historia de la Educación Latinoamericana. (May 2003).
  10. Lavrin, Asuncion Female Visionaries and Spirituality in New Spain. France V. Schooles Conference on Colonial Latin American History, Tulane University. (Mar 2001).
  11. Lavrin, Asuncion Intimidades: Mexico Colonial y la Inquisición. Cuarto Congreso de Cultura Popular Mexicana, arizona state University. (Apr 2000).
  12. Lavrin, Asuncion aGender and the Promise of Self: History and the Challenge of the Twentieth Century. 114th annual Meeting of the american Historical association.

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Lavrin,Asuncion A * , Stoner,Kathryn Lynn , . HISPANIC GENDERING OF THE AMERICAS: BEYOND CULTURAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL BOUNDARIES. NEH (10/1/2001 - 12/31/2002).

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