Christine Ehrick (MA, Phd UCLA) is an Associate Professor in the Department of History. Her first book, The Shield of the Weak: Feminism and the State in Uruguay, 1903-1933, which was published in 2005 by the University of New Mexico Press, is a comparative study of feminist political organizations across the political spectrum and their relationship to the emergence of Latin America's first "welfare state". She is currently researching women and citizenship in "golden age" Latin American radio (1930s-1950s), and is interested in intersections of gender and technology in Latin America. Dr. Ehrick teaches courses in Colonial and Modern Latin America, the History of Mexico, Latin American Women, and Media History.
-National Endowment for the Humanities, 2007 Summer Stipend. Award to conduct research on “Women and Radio in Uruguay and Argentina, 1930-1950”.
-Research on Women Grant, University of Louisville, College of Arts and Sciences, Summer-Fall 2007.
-Lewis Fellowship, Latin American and Latino Studies Program, University of Louisville, 2007
-Conference on Latin American History. 2006 Conference Prize, Honorable Mention for “To Serve the Nation: Domestic Servants, Social Assistance, and State Formation in Uruguay, 1910-1930”. Published in Social Science History, Volume 29 No. 3 (Fall 2005).
-IIE Student Fulbright: Uruguay, March 1994-May 1995
Department of History
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Phone: (502) 852-3973
Fax: (502) 852-0770