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Katherine Marino


Associate Professor


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Email    kmarino@history.ucla.edu
Office  Bunche 5343
Phone  310-825-4570

Katherine M. Marino's research and teaching interests include twentieth-century U.S. and Latin American history; histories of women, gender, sexuality, and race in the Americas; human rights; U.S. empire, and transnational feminism. Her writing has appeared in the Journal of Women's HistoryGender & History, and Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies.

Her first book, Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement (UNC Press, 2019), is a history of Pan-American feminism. This movement united U.S. and Latin American leaders and organizations over the first half of the twentieth century. It promoted broad and innovative frameworks women's rights and international human rights, and ultimately helped to enshrine both in the United Nations Charter. The book received the Latin American Studies Association Luciano Tomassini Latin American International Relations Book Award for an outstanding book on Latin American foreign policies and international relations, the WAWH Barbara "Penny" Kanner Award for best publication which illustrates the use of a specific set of primary sources, an Honorable Mention for the WAWH Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize for the best monograph in the field of history, and an Honorable Mention for the Organization of American Historians Mary Jurich Nickliss Prize in U.S. Women's and/or Gender History for the most original book in U.S. women's and/or gender history (including North America and the Caribbean prior to 1776). It was also shortlisted for the Juan E. Méndez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America. The book is based on her dissertation that won the Organization of American Historians Lerner-Scott Prize for the best dissertation on U.S. women's history. She also received the 2020 Bertha Lutz Prize from the International Studies Association, awarded to a scholar conducting the highest quality public writing and research on women in diplomacy. Her work has received support from national organizations, including the Mellon Foundation, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences where she was a Visiting Scholar in 2015-2016. 

Degrees

Ph.D. in History, Stanford University, 2013

M.A. in History, Stanford University, 2008

B.A. in History and Literature, magna cum laude, Harvard University, 2003

Awards

Luciano Tomassini Latin American International Relations Book Award, Latin American Studies Association, 2020

Barbara "Penny" Kanner Award, Western Association of Women Historians, 2020

Honorable Mention, Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize, Western Association of Women Historians, 2020

Honorable Mention, Mary Jurich Nickliss Prize in U.S. Women’s and/or Gender History, Organization of American Historians, 2020

Bertha Lutz Prize, International Studies Association, 2020

Judith Lee Ridge Article Prize, Western Association of Women Historians, 2015 (for “Marta Vergara, Popular-Front Pan-American Feminism, and the Transnational Struggle for Working Women’s Rights in the 1930s,” Gender & History 26, no. 3 (November 2014): 642-660.)

Lerner Scott Dissertation Prize, Organization of American Historians, 2014

Selected Publications

Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement (University of North Carolina Press, 2019)

“Interchange: Women’s Suffrage, the Nineteenth Amendment, and the Right to Vote,” with Ellen Carol DuBois, Liette Gidlow, Martha S. Jones, Leila J. Rupp, Lisa Tetrault, and Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Journal of American History 106, no. 3 (December 2019): 662-694.

A la vanguardia del feminismo global,” El Presente del Pasado, June 19, 2019. (Spanish translation by Fernando Pérez Montesinos, English version here.)

The International History of the U.S. Suffrage Movement,” National Park Service Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Commemoration Project, U.S. National Park Service website, April 2019. (Republished in modified form in Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective 13, no. 7, April 2020 and in Marjorie Spruill, ed., One Woman One Vote: Rediscovering the Woman Suffrage Movement, second edition (New York: NewSage Press, 2020).

“Anita Hill Roundtable,” Frontiers: Journal of Women’s Studies 35, no. 3 (December, 2014): 65-74. (a published forum with Sierra Austin, Giselle Jeter, Margaret Solic, and Haley Swenson)

“Marta Vergara, Popular-Front Pan-American Feminism, and the Transnational Struggle for Working Women’s Rights in the 1930s,” Gender & History 26, no. 3 (November 2014): 642-660.

“Transnational Pan-American Feminism: The Friendship of Bertha Lutz and Mary Wilhelmine Williams, 1926-1944,” Journal of Women’s History 26, no. 2 (Summer 2014): 63-87.

El movimiento feminista en la Zona del Canal,La Prensa (Panama City, Panama), August 17, 2014.