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Christine Ehrick



  • Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History
  • Core Faculty, Latin American and Latino Studies Program
  • Affiliated Faculty, Women and Gender Studies Program





  • B.A. University of California, San Diego, 1989
  • M.A. University of California, Los Angeles, 1991
  • PhD University of California, Los Angeles 1997



Contact Information:


            Department of History

            University of Louisville

            301D Gottschalk Hall




Research Interests:


·        Latin American History

·        Radio History and Sound Studies

·        Women and Gender History



Current Courses and Syllabi:


·        Mass Media in Latin America

·        Civilizations II




Selected Awards:


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, Program in Latin American and Latino Studies, 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-May1995




Selected Publications:


The Shield of the Weak: Feminism and the State in Uruguay, 1903-1933. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2005.


“Beneficent Cinema: State Formation, Elite Reproduction and Silent Film in Uruguay 1910s-1920s”. Part of a special issue of The Americas on film and nation in Latin America. The Americas 63(2) October 2006, 205-224. 


 “To Serve the Nation: Domestic Servants, Social Assistance, and State Formation in Uruguay, 1910-1930”.  Social Science History, Volume 29 No. 3 (Fall 2005), 489-518.


Madrinas and Missionaries: Uruguay and the Pan-American Women’s  Movement,” Gender and History Vol. 10 No.3 (November 1998), 406-424.  Republished in Mrinalini Sinha et al (eds.), Feminisms and Internationalisms. Oxford: Blackwell  Publishers, 1999, 62-80.



Current Projects/Works in Press:


Book project: Ethereal Citizens: Women and Radio in the Rio de la Plata, 1930-1950. In progress.


“Savage Dissonance”:  Gender, Voice, and Women’s Radio Speech in Argentina 1931-1941”. To be included in Hagley Library Anthology Sound in the Era of Mechanical Reproduction, to be published by University of Pennsylvania Press, estimated publication date 2009.


“Atlantic Feminism Between the World Wars”. Paper to be included in “Globalization, Diversity, and Peace in the Women's Movement between the World Wars. Restoring the Heritage of Rosa Manus, Co-Founder of the IIAV.” Seminar and Book Project.


“Corporeal Voices and the Gendered Public Sphere on Rio Platense Radio, 1930s-1940s”. Paper to be included in Cultures of Sound and Listening in Latin America, Alejandra Bronfman and Andrew Wood, eds.



Other Links:


University of Louisville Latin American and Latino Studies Program


North American Radio Studies Network


Talking History

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