Monica Rankin

Monica Rankin


  • Argentina
  • Mexican history
  • Mexican Revolution
  • Latin American literature
  • Latin American pop culture
  • history of women in Latin America
  • colonial Latin America
  • history of modern Mexico
  • Mexico and World War II
  • Mexican tourism
  • Mexican drug trade
  • drugs and narcotics
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
  • Jackson Frederick Turner
  • maquiladoras
  • marianismo
  • Mexican culture
  • women and Mexico


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Monica Rankin, Ph.D. School of Arts and Humanities

Assistant Professor of History

From writing about the drug wars to the peso crisis to Mexican society during World War II, Dr. Rankin has a broad understanding of Latin America, in particular the history of modern Mexico.

Fluent in Spanish and English, Rankin teaches courses on Latin American literature and history and is the author of ¡Mexico la patria! Modernity, National Unity, and Propaganda during World War II, as well as 10 encyclopedia articles and numerous book chapters and reviews.

Rankin, a recipient of the Fulbright-García Robles Fellowship for Mexico, received her Ph.D. in Mexican history from the University of Arizona at Tucson.

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Updated: November 29, 2011