In recognition of International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8, the Department of History hosts a special roundtable, “Publishing the History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality: A Roundtable on UNM Graduates’ Work,” featuring five outstanding alumni who have contributed to this body of knowledge.

The in-person roundtable will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. in the History Department’s Common Room in Mesa Vista Hall, 1,104. The roundtable will also be available via Zoom. Elizabeth Hutchison, professor of History and associate vice president of the Division for Equity and Inclusion, will moderate the event. 

Featured panelists include:

  • Shawn Austin, Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas and author of Colonial Kinship: Guaraní, Spaniards, and Africans in Paraguay (UNM Press, 2020).
  • Chad Black, Associate Professor of History at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and author of The Limits of Gender Domination (UNM Press, 2011).
  • Victoria González-Rivera is Associate Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies at San Diego State University.  She is the author of Before the Revolution.  Women’s Rights and Right-Wing Politics in Nicaragua, 1821-1979 (Penn State Press, 2011) and the co-editor of Radical Women in Latin America. Left and Right (Penn State Press, 2001).
  • Katie McIntyre, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Associate Director of the Honors Program at the University of Rhode Island. She is the author of Protestantism and State Formation in Postrevolutionary Oaxaca (UNM Press, 2019).
  • Margarita R. Ochoa, Associate Professor of History at Loyola Marymount University. She is co-editor of Cacicas: The Female Indigenous Leaders of Spanish America, 1492-1825 (OU Press, 2021) and City Indians in Spain's American Empire (Sussex, 2012).

The event is in collaboration with the Department’s Women, Gender, and Sexuality section, which was founded in the Fall of 1993 to offer both undergraduate and graduate courses on the history of women, gender relations, and sexuality within and across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. 

Over the last 30 years, over 60 Ph.D. students whose dissertations have focused on questions pertaining to women, gender, or sexuality in the Americas and Europe have graduated from UNM’s program. In addition to this, History faculty have contributed numerous articles, books, and museum exhibitions in gender and women’s history, deepening the understanding of and helping to transform the discipline as a whole. Their research expertise and writing have expanded the undergraduate and graduate curriculum to include over 20 courses that investigate the history of women, gender, and sexuality.

International Women’s Day is a global effort dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The theme for 2023 is Embrace Equity.