Pachucos and Pan Americanism: The OCIAA and Diplomatic Responses to the Zoot Suit Riots

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Venue: CN 1.120
Admission: Free
Season: 2014-15

Pachucos and Pan Americanism: The OCIAA and Diplomatic Responses to the Zoot Suit Riots 

By: Monica Rankin 


U.S.-Latin America Lecture Series 
Co-sponsored by: School of Arts & Humanities, Honors College, Center for U.S.-Latin America Initiatives at The University of Texas at Dallas 
In collaboration with: 
Archivo Histórico Genaro Estrada de la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores 
U.S. National Archive and Record Administration 
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library 

Monica Rankin is the Director of CUSLAI and an Associate Professor of history at the University of Texas at Dallas. She specializes in the history of Mexico, Latin America, and U.S.-Latin American relations. She completed her Ph.D. in Latin American History from the University of Arizona in 2004. She is the author of ¡México, la patria! Propaganda and Production during World War II (University of Nebraska Press, 2009); The History of Costa Rica (Greenwood Press, 2012); and Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture: The Search for National Identity, 1820s-1900 (Facts on File, 2010). She has also written several chapters and articles on various aspects of Mexican foreign policy, gender, and popular culture during World War II. She is currently writing a general textbook on Latin American history for Oxford University Press and a history of the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs during the 1940s for the University of Nebraska Press. She is the recipient of research grants through the Fulbright Program, the Roosevelt Institute, the Truman Institute, and the UT-Dallas Center for U.S.-Latin American Initiatives. Other research projects continue to examine popular culture and nationalism in 20th century Mexico and Latin America. 

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