Ph.D., History, University of Wisconsin
B.A., International Relations, Latin 美国研究, and Spanish, University of Wisconsin
I am a historian of modern Latin America and the Caribbean, 以波多黎各为中心, 的circum-Caribbean, 和你.S. 殖民主义.
我的研究领域之一是美国.S. overseas 殖民主义 in the Caribbean and Caribbean diasporic communities in the United States. 我的第一本书, 谈判帝国: The Cultural Politics of Schools in Puerto Rico, 1898-1952 (2013), is a history of colonial education, 当地教师, and Americanization policies in Puerto Rico. Through the perspective of Puerto Rican teachers, I explore resistance to Americanization ideologies and practices in the island’s colonial public schools. I do not, however, romanticize teachers or resistance to U.S. 殖民主义. 而不是, I examine how 当地教师 promoted a racialized, 分类, and gendered citizenship-building project for their own students. At times 当地教师’ visions strategically overlapped with those of U.S. 殖民管理员, allowing for the reproduction of 殖民主义 in the first half of the twentieth century. I also propose that 当地教师 forced colonial U.S. officials to adjust their vision of Americanization to local conditions.
谈判帝国 is part of the critical empire scholarship that highlights how local actors engaged with U.S. 殖民主义 in the Caribbean and the Pacific. The scholarship is critical of U.S. historiography that dismissed local histories and narrowly focused on U.S. 意识形态和政策, as well as Caribbean and Pacific histories that homogenized resistance and minimized historical tensions within colonial societies.
我的第二本书, “街头的孩子, 犯罪, 波多黎各的惩罚, 1940-1965,” is a history of poor and working children, 特别是流浪儿童, 在本世纪中叶的波多黎各. Like other Caribbean and Latin American countries, Puerto Rico underwent a rapid process of industrialization, urbanization and modernization from the 1940s to the 1970s. This generated a massive migration of rural families from the countryside into larger cities such as San Juan, 男妓, 和马亚圭斯校区. Urban planners and state funding could not keep pace with hyper-urbanization and the recently arrived rural families faced unsafe housing in shantytowns, 缺少学校, 有限的卫生保健, 和一些工作. 反过来, many poorer children spent days in the streets working – as fruit vendors, 报纸的男孩, and in other occupations – and supplemented family income. 除了, adolescents and teenage boys who ran away from home gathered in port cities and created a community of street children. I examine the processes by which the colonial state of Puerto Rico criminalized the presence of this combination of poor children in public streets and enacted a set of punitive polices that led to the incarceration of black and brown children in adult jails and prisons. The book project is supported by an ACLS fellowship.
▽道德,Solsiree. 谈判帝国: The Cultural Politics of Schools in Puerto Rico, 1898-1952. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2013.
Refereed Articles and 书 Chapters
▽道德,Solsiree. “Modern Family, Modern Colonial Childhoods: Representations of Childhood and the U.S. Military in Colonial School Literature.” In Literary Cultures and Twentieth-Century Childhoods瑞秋·康拉德和L. 棕色的肯尼迪,eds.， Palgrave, 2020, 113-128.
▽道德,Solsiree. “‘Una niña humilde y de color’: Sources for the History of an Afro-Puerto Rican Childhood.” 加勒比历史杂志 53:2(2019年12月):192-222. (可用)
▽道德,Solsiree. “Language and Empire: Elizabeth Kneipple’s Colonial History of Puerto Rico.” CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies 31:1(2019年春季):56-86. (可用)
▽道德,Solsiree. “Colonial Lessons: The Politics of Education in Puerto Rico, 1898-1930.” 美国历史学家 (2018年5月):40-44.
▽道德,Solsiree. “Modern Puerto Rico: A First Reading List.” 激进的历史回顾 128(2017年5月):13-25.
▽道德,Solsiree. “拯救 乡下佬:波多黎各的复兴 原产地 通过学校改革.” 加勒比海研究 41(2013年7月- 12月):91-135.
▽道德,Solsiree. “Colonial Citizens of a Modern Empire: War, 文盲, and Physical Education in Puerto Rico, 1917-1930.” 新西印度群岛指南 87 (2013): 30-61.
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS), the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE), 以及宝盈bbin官方网站, 哥伦比亚大学, 宾夕法尼亚州立大学, 和威斯康星大学, have supported my research and teaching.
I offer courses on the modern history of the Spanish Caribbean, U.S. Empire, and Afro-Latinos, with a focus on race, diasporas, and nation.
Afro-Latinos/Afro-Latin America (美国研究 316/黑人研究 331)
History of the Hispanic Caribbean (美国研究 310)
History of Puerto Rico: Empire, Nation, & 散居者(美国研究317)
黑人研究导论 (黑人研究 111)
介绍U.S. Latinx Studies (美国研究 165)
Race and Nation: History of Hispaniola (美国研究 311/黑人研究 361)
Race and Revolution in Cuban History (美国研究/黑人研究 371)
种族和U.S. Empire: 1898 in the Caribbean and Pacific (美国研究 315)