Monica A. Rankin
[email protected]
http://www.utdallas.edu/~mrankin

University of Texas at Dallas

Box 830688

Historical Studies

Richardson, TX  75083-0688

School of Arts and Humanities

(972) 883-2005 - Office

JO 4.916

(972) 883-2989 - Fax




EDUCATION 

Ph.D., University of Arizona, Tucson, Mexican History, 2004
Dissertation Title: “¡México, la patria! Propaganda and National Unity in Mexico during World War II.”

M.A.,
Washington University, St. Louis, Latin American History, 1999

M.A.,
Washington University, St. Louis, International Affairs, 1998
Thesis: "Mexican Economic History and the Peso Crisis

B.A.,
Missouri State University, Springfield, International Studies/Spanish, 1994

 


PUBLICATIONS

 

Books

The History of Costa Rica (Greenwood/ABC-CLIO, 2012)

 

¡México, la patria! Modernity, National Unity, and Propaganda during World War II  (University of Nebraska Press, 2009)

 

 

Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture: The Search for National Identity, 1820s-1900 (Volume III) (Forthcoming, Facts on File Library of World History)

 

Journal Articles

Mexicanas en guerra: World War II and the Discourse of Mexican Female Identity” in Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s History. Vol. 32, No. 2 (2011) 83-110

 

“La Ropa Cósmica: Identity and Fashion in 1940s Mexico,” in Studies in Latin American Popular Culture. Volume 28 (2010) pp. 95-111.

 

 

Book Chapters

“Latin American Women and Inclusion in Public and Private Communities” in Andrew Azzopardi and Shaun Grech (Eds.) Inclusive Communities: A Reader. (The Netherlands: Sense Publishers, 2012).

“Relative Independence and the Peculiarities of Mexican Diplomacy” with Dina Berger, in A Companion to Mexican History and Culture by William Beezley, ed. (Wiley-Blackwell Publisher, 2011) 538-561.

 

 “Mexico in World War II,” in Latin American and World War II.  Thomas M. Leonard and John Bratzel, editors.  Rowan & Littlefield (2006).

 

 

Encyclopedia Articles

Encyclopedia of U.S.-Latin American Relations CQ Press (2009).

List of entries:

            Avila Camacho, Manuel

Camarena, Enrique

Defense Sites Agreements

Echeverría Alvarez, Luis

Hispanidad

Inter-American Conference on the Problems of War & Peace

Lend Lease Program

Marshall Plan and Latin America

Rockefeller, Nelson

Tequila Effect, 1994

Third Meeting of Consultation of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the American Republics

Truman, Harry

United States and Drug Enforcement Administration

United States & Reciprocal Trade Agreements, 1930s

Welles, Sumner

Wilson, Henry Lane

Zedillo, Ernesto

 

Encyclopedia of the Modern World, Oxford University Press (2008).

List of entries:

            Marriage and Divorce: World Overview

            Drugs and Narcotics: World Overview

            Drugs and Narcotics: The Drug Trade in Latin America

            Marianismo

            Maquiladoras

            Marriage and Divorce in Latin America”

 

The U.S.-Mexico Border: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Politics, Greenwood Press (2008).

List of entries:

            Drug Trafficking

Jackson, Helen Hunt

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Turner, Frederick Jackson

Zoot Suit Riot

 

Book Reviews

Review of Satan's Playground: Mobsters and Movie Stars at America's Greatest Gaming Resort. By Paul J. Vanderwood. New Mexico Historical Review (2011)

 

Review of From Man, One: Indians, Peasants, Borders, and Education in Callista Mexico, 1924-1935 by Andrae M. Marak, The American Historical Review 115, No. 4 (October 2010) 1197-98

 

Review of Andean Cocaine: The Making of a Global Drug. By Paul Gootenberg. Journal of World History 21, No. 3 (September 2010) 566-68.

 

Review of Mexican Soundings: Essays in Honour of David A. Brading. By Susan Deans-Smith and Eric Van Young (eds.) Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe (Forthcoming, 2009)

Review of The Development of Mexico's Tourism Industry: Pyramids by Day, Martinis by Night, Dina Berger. Journal of Social History (Spring 2008).

Review of The Latin American Fashion Reader, Regina Root, editor. Journal of Popular Culture. Volume 40, No.1 (February 2007), pp185-86.

Review of The Mexico Reader: History, Culture, Politics, Gilbert M. Joseph and Timothy J. Henderson, editors.  Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, Volume 7, 2004.

 

 

 

WORK in Progress

 Books

Exploitation and Resistance with Mark Burkholder (under contract with Oxford University Press)

 

Next Door Diplomacy: Nelson Rockefeller and the OCIAA in Latin America during World War II (under contract with University of Nebraska Press)

 

Articles

 “Recollections of Revolution: Mexican Popular Memory during World War II”

            (Article manuscript – under revision at History and Memory journal)

 To Educate a Nation: World War II Propaganda in Mexico’s Secretaría de Educación Pública

            (Conference paper under revision for submission to History of Education journal)

“The American Way of Life: The Office of Inter-American Affairs and World War II Propaganda in Mexico and Latin America

            (Conference paper under revision for submission to Diplomatic History journal)

 

 


TEACHING POSITIONS

University of Texas at Dallas, Assistant Professor (Fall 2007--)

University of Texas at Dallas, University Fellow (Spring 2005 - Summer 2007)

University of Arizona, Correspondence Courses (Summer 2003 - Present)

Collin County Community College, Associate Professor (Summer 2004 - Summer 2005)

Northlake College, Adjunct Professor (Fall 2004)

University of Arizona, Instructor (Summer 2001- Summer 2004)

Arizona State University, Instructor (Fall 2002)

University of Arizona, Graduate Teaching Assistant (Fall 1999 - Spring 2004)

 

Courses Taught

 

Graduate Seminars

Intro to Latin American Studies

Latin American in World War II

Colonial Mexico

Research in Mexican Cultural History

The Mexican Revolution

Latin American History through the Novel

Latin American Popular Culture

History of Women in Latin America

 

Undergraduate Courses

Cuban Revolution

Mexican Cultural History

Mexico since Independence

History of Modern Latin America

History of Colonial Latin America

Latin American History through Film

U.S. History I: to 1877

U.S. History II: since 1877

 

Undergraduate Correspondence Courses

History of Contemporary Latin America

History of Women in Latin America

History of Argentina

 


ACADEMIC TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

“Cultural Diffusion in the Americas and the Columbian Exchange,” Plano ISD Professional Development Workshop, Plano, TX  (August 2011)

 

“Latin America in the Age of Revolution,” Plano ISD Professional Development Workshop, Plano, TX  (February 2011)

 

“Land, Labor, and Lecumberri: Long Term Outcomes of the Mexican Revolution,” Mexican Revolution Centennial Symposium, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX (February 2010)

 

“Mexico la patria: Propaganda and Production during World War II,” University of Oklahoma invited presentation, Norman, OK  (February 2010)

 

“La ropa cósmica and la Mexicana en Guerra,” Oaxaca Summer Institute Graduate Seminar, Oaxaca, Mexico (July 2010)

 

“Mexico la patria: Propaganda and Production during World War II,” Oaxaca Summer Institute Book Presentation, Oaxaca, Mexico (July 2010)

 

“Each One Teach One: Mexico’s Literacy Campaigns in World War II” Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association (August 2009).

 

“A Twitter Classroom Experiment,” Freed-Hardeman University Webinar (June 2009)

 

“Felipe Angeles, Martyr of Democracy: The Exhumation and Reburial of a Mexican Revolutionary Hero” Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies (March 2009)

 

“Education and Propaganda in Mexico,” Oaxaca Summer Institute Graduate Seminar (July 2008)

 

“The American Way of Life” in 1940s Mexico” Annual Conference of Scholars of the History of American Foreign Relations (June 2008).

 

“Feminism vs. Feminine: Gender Roles in Public Spaces in 1940s Mexico” The Conference on Latin American History in affiliation with the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (January 2008).

 

Femicide in Ciudad Juárez and Chihuahua, Mexico” Photo Exhibit and Panel Discussion at Collin College (November 2007)

 

"A View of the Lagoon from Mexico:  World War II, Murder, and Race in U.S.-Mexican Relations" Annual Conference of Scholars of the History of American Foreign Relations (June 2007)

“Soldiers and Citizens: Latin American Women in War and Revolution” Hemispheres: The International Area Studies Outreach Consortium of the University of Texas at Austin: 21st Century Challenges in the Developing World (June 2007)

“Episodes in Reform” Region X: TaRGET American History Summer Institute (July 2006; July 2007; July 2008)

“Episodes in Innovation” Region X: TaRGET American History Summer Institute (July 2006; July 2007; July 2008)

"Episodes in Migration" Region X: TaRGET American History Summer Institute (May 2007; May 2008)

“Episodes in Conflict” Region X: TaRGET American History Summer Institute (May 2006; May 2007; May 2008)

Epidodes in Democracy” Region X: TaRGET American History Summer Institute (May 2006; May 2007; May 2008)

La ropa cósmica: Identity and Fashion in 1940s Mexico.” Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, January 2007

“Between Feminism and Suffrage:  Mexican Women and Popular Culture in the 1940s” XII Conference of Mexican, United States, and Canadian Historians, (October 2006)

“Mexican Democracy in Historical Context” UT Dallas Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies Lecture Series (September 2006)

“Sombreros are Becoming: Fashion in Mexico during World War II” Dallas Area Social History Group (September 2006)

"Jacksonian Era Workshop" Dallas Independent School District Summer Seminar (July 2006)

“Planes, Tanks, and Soup Cans: The Office of Inter-American Affairs and World War II Propaganda in Latin America” Annual Conference of Scholars of the History of American Foreign Relations (June 2006)

 “Private Lives in Public Spaces: Women in Latin American History” Hemispheres: The International Area Studies Outreach Consortium of the University of Texas at Austin: 21st Century Challenges in the Developing World (June 2006)

“Maya in Historical Context” Dallas Museum of Art/UTD Graduate Summer Maya Seminar (May 2006)

“Graduate Research in Mexico” Texas Christian University Brown Bag Presentation (April 2006)

“The Mexican Artemis:  Women and National Identity during World War II” Latin American Studies Association Conference (March 2006)

To Educate a Nation: World War II Propaganda in Mexico’s Secretaría de Educación Pública” Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies (February 2006)

“Maya in Historical Context” Dallas Museum of Art/UTD McDermott Fellows’ Maya Seminar (January 2006)

"Mexicanas Go to War: Women and World War II in Mexico," Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, April 2005

“Selling the Peace: Revolution and Industrialization in Mexico’s World War II Propaganda,”  Latin American Studies Association Conference, October 2004

“The Gadsden Purchase and Trends in U.S.-Mexican Relations,”  University of Arizona Gadsden Purchase Conference, November 2003

“Remembering the Revolution: Mexican Popular Memory during World War II,  Tulane Conference on Popular Memory, March 2003

“United We Stand: Mexico, the United States, and Hemispheric Unity during World War II,”  Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies Conference, February 2003

"Mexico, la patria! Visual Propaganda in Mexico in WWII,”  Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies Conference, March 2001

 

 


FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS

Distinguished Teacher in Diversity & Multicultural Education Award, UT-Dallas, 2011-2012

Honorable mention for the Twenty-Fifth Annual Carlos and Guillermo Vigil Award for “La Ropa Cósmica: Identity and Fashion in 1940s Mexico” published in Studies in Latin American Popular Culture

Victor Worsfold Award for Outstanding Teaching, UT-Dallas School of Arts & Humanities, 2007-2008

Who’s Who in America, 2007

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2006

Ramenofsky Fellowship for Doctoral Research, Summer 2003

Americas Editorial Internship, Summer 2003

Fulbright-García Robles Fellowship Recipient, 2001-2002

Oaxaca Summer Institute Hewlitt Foundation Fellowship, Summer 2000

Tinker Summer Research Grant, Summer 2000

 

 


SERVICE AND MEMBERSHIPS
Oaxaca Summer Institute, Board of Directors 2009-Present

UT Dallas Committee on Effective Teaching 2008-09

UT Dallas Campus Fulbright Fellowship Committee 2008

UT Dallas Campus Marshall Scholarship Committee 2008

Teaching American History Grant Committee, Region X 2008-2009

UT Dallas, School of Arts and Humanities, Executive Committee 2007-2008

UT Dallas Taskforce, Managing the Classroom Experience 2008

UT Dallas Tuition Planning Committee 2007-08

Dallas Area Regional History Day Steering Committee – Member 2007-present

UT Dallas SACS Accreditation Project 2006

UT Dallas Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Committee 2006 - Primary Documents in the History Classroom Project

UT Dallas Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies, 2005-Present - Faculty Associate

UT Dallas Phi Alpha Theta Chapter, Retrospect online journal 2006 - Special Project Faculty Advisor

Scholars of the History of American Foreign Relations, 2005-Present - Member

CCCCD Honors Institute Program Review Committee, 2004-05

CCCCD SACS Reaffirmation Interview, Fall 2004 - Associate Faculty Representative, History Department

Conference Marking 150 Years of the Gadsden Purchase, Fall 2003 - Local Arrangements/Conference Coordinator

Undergraduate Writing Workshop, Fall 2002

Graduate Student Mentor Program, 2000-2004 - Advising for New Graduate Students in the Department of History   

Latin American Studies Association – Member, 2002-2005

Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies – Member, 2000-Present, Executive Committee, 2008-Present

Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society – Member, 1999-2004

History Graduate Association – Member, 1999-2004

History Department Grant Writing Workshop Organizer and Sponsor, Spring 2001

Rocky Mountain Council for Latin America Studies, Spring 2001 - Local Arrangements/ Conference Coordinator                   

Undergraduate Student Mentor Program, Spring 2001 - Advising for Undergraduate History Majors

Tenth Reunion of Mexican History Conference, Fall 1999 - Local Arrangements Committee

 


RELATED PROFESSION EXPERIENCE (SELECTED)

Television/Radio News Consulting/Interviews – Media Mentions

“Events to Celebrate Mexican Revolution’s Centennial,” Dallas Morning News (online and print edition, February 27, 2010)

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/localnews/columnists/molivera/stories/022710dnmetnuolivera.3d3c4f7.html

 

“Twitter Goes to College”U.S. News & World Report online (June 2009) print edition (September 2009)

http://www.usnews.com/articles/education/2009/06/02/twitter-goes-to-college.html

 

“How One Teacher Uses Twitter in the Classroom” ReadWriteWeb (June 2009)

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/how_one_teacher_uses_twitter_in_the_classroom.php#comment-140557

 

“Twitter in the Classroom” Hack College (June 2009)

http://www.hackcollege.com/blog/2009/6/2/twitter-in-the-classroom.html

 

“Interview with Monica Rankin, A Professor Successfully Using Twitter in the Classroom” Hack College (June 2009)

http://www.hackcollege.com/blog/2009/6/5/interview-with-monica-rankin-a-professor-successfully-using.html

 

“Backchannel Via Twitter” Teaching with Classroom Response Systems (June 2009)

http://derekbruff.com/teachingwithcrs/?p=250

 

“Mexico’s War on Drugs” Worldfocus International News Weekly Webcast Radio Program (March 11, 2009)

“Obama Visits Mexico” T39 Noticiero Telemundo, Dallas, TX (January 9, 2009)

“Analysis of the Republic National Convention” T39 Noticiero Telemundo, Dallas, TX (September 4, 2008)

“President Felipe Calderón Visits the United States” T39 Noticiero Telemundo, Dallas, TX (February 12, 2008)

“The Importance of Super Tuesday in the U.S. Presidential Election” T39 Noticiero Telemundo, Dallas, TX (January 29, 2008)

“Legacy of Vicente Fox and Mexico’s Political Future,” - T39 Noticiero Telemundo, Dallas, TX (September 1, 2006)

“History of Cinco de Mayo,” - T39 Noticiero Telemundo, Dallas, TX (May 5, 2006)

“150 Years after the Gadsden Purchase,” KVOA News 4, Tucson, AZ (November 14, 2003)

 

 

Manuscript Reviewer

Oxford University Press

University of Nebraska Press

University of New Mexico Press

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

SENSE Press

Harlan Davidson, Inc.

Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

Bedford/St. Martins Press

The Historian Journal

Pearson Longman Press

 

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