Dr. Katherine Marino is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research focuses and teaching interests include twentieth-century U.S. and Latin American history, histories of women, gender, sexuality, and race in the Americas, human rights, and transnational feminism. Dr. Marino's writing has appeared in multiple journals, including the Journal of Women's History, Gender & History, and Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies.
Dr. Marino will be visiting campus to discuss her new book, Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement on Wednesday, September 18th at 3:45pm in 168 Dulles Hall. Please join us for her event!
Abstract: Marino’s talk will explore feminismo americano, a movement that thrived over the first half of the twentieth century. Activists from the U.S., Central America, Caribbean, South America, and Mexico collaborated across borders to promote women’s suffrage, equal pay for equal work, and maternity rights, and to pioneer innovations in international law. Their work laid pivotal groundwork for what became known as international human rights. Within this movement, U.S. leaders often presumed feminist superiority, and in response, Latin American activists united more strongly around a feminismo that confronted global imperialism, racism, and fascism. The talk argues that Latin American activists were at the vanguard of global feminism and international human rights.
This event is hosted by the Department of History, and is sponsored by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to The Ohio State University Center for Latin American Studies, and the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.