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, published in 2005 by the University of New Mexico Press, is a comparative study of feminist political organizations and their relationship to the emergence of Latin America's first "welfare state." She is currently completing her second book, Radio Femenina: Broadcasting Women’s Voices in Argentina and Uruguay, 1930s-1940s, a study of gender, voice and golden age broadcasting in two of South America’s most important radio markets. She is also co-editing a special issue of the Hispanic American Historical Review on ‘Sound and New Media in Latin America ‘ and has contributed to two edited volumes on sound and media history. Dr. Ehrick teaches courses in Colonial and Modern Latin America, the History of Mexico, Latin American Women, Latin American Mass Media and Radio History.
-Research on Women Grant, University of Louisville, College of Arts and Sciences, Summer 2011
-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 Vanderwood 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).
-Research Completion Grant, University of Louisville College of Arts and Sciences, 2002-2003.
-IIE Student Fulbright: Uruguay, March 1994-May 1995
Department of History
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Phone: (502) 852-3973
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