Julia Rodriguez

Phone: (603) 862-0354
Office: History, Horton Social Science Center Rm 404, Durham, NH 03824
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Julia Rodriguez has taught at UNH since 1999. A native of New York City, she studied at the New School (sociology and historical studies) and Columbia University (history). At Columbia, she specialized in Latin American history and the history of science and medicine and took a minor field in feminist studies. At UNH, Rodriguez teaches courses on Latin American history, cultural history, and digital history. Rodriguez is the author of Civilizing Argentina: Science, Medicine, and the Modern State (UNC Press, 2006), and has published articles in the American Historical Review, Isis, Science in Context, and the Hispanic American Historical Review. She is also editor of the open-source teaching website HOSLAC: History of Science in Latin America and the Caribbean (www.hoslac.org). Rodriguez has been an ACLS Fellow, a fellow at the UNH Center for the Humanities, and a National Science Foundation CAREER awardee; her work has received awards from New England Council for Latin American Studies and the American Association for the History of Medicine. She was the Peggy Rockefeller Visiting Scholar at Harvard University in 2011-12. Rodriguez's current research focuses on the history of social sciences in Latin America, Europe, and the Americas, with a focus on the origins of transnational Americanist anthropology.


  • Ph.D., History, Columbia University
  • M.A., Sociology, The New School
  • M.Phil., Columbia University
  • B.A., Liberal Arts&Sci/Liberal Study, The New School

Research Interests

  • Atlantic history
  • History of science and medicine
  • Latin America
  • Women and gender

Courses Taught

  • HIST 425: Foreign Cultures/Women Latn Am
  • HIST 440D: Honors/Citizens and Persons
  • HIST 498: Expl/History of Childhood
  • HIST 500: Intro to Historical Thinking
  • HIST 532: Honors/Modern Latin America
  • HIST 632/832: Top/20+21st Cent Latin Amer
  • HIST 690/890: Sem/Digital History Methods
  • HIST 695: Independent Study
  • HIST 797: Colloquium/Children&Youth Hist
  • HIST 970: Grad Seminar Teaching History

Selected Publications

Rodriguez, J. E. (2022). Deep History and the Pitfalls of Periodization. INTERVENTIONS-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES, 24(2), 161-180. doi:10.1080/1369801X.2021.1972825

Rodriguez, J. E. (2014). South Atlantic Crossings.. In Beyond Imported Magic Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America. MIT Press.

Rodriguez, J. (2006). Civilizing Argentina Science, Medicine, and the Modern State. Univ of North Carolina Press.

Rodriguez, J. (2004). South Atlantic Crossings: Fingerprints, Science, and the State in Turn-of-the-Century Argentina. The American Historical Review, 109(2), 387-416. doi:10.1086/530337

Rodriguez, J. (2018, October 31). Ethics in the Human Sciences of the Global South Roundtable. In History of Science Society. Seattle WA.

Rodriguez, J. (2018, July 15). Resurgent Racism Symposium, orgaizner and presenter. In International Congress of Americanists. Salamanca, Spain.

Rodriguez, J. (2019, April 15). Discussant. In Deep Historicities. Harvard University.

Most Cited Publications