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Dr. Kristen McCleary
Cleveland Hall, Room 301
Office phone: 540-568-614258 Bluestone DriveMSC 2001
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Associate professor of history
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles
Fields and specialties
Latin American history, urban culture, film and photography
Latin American history, world history, urban cultural history
Popular culture in Argentina, Latin American theater and film, Latin American and United States cultural relations
Life Is a Cabaret? Theater and the Creation of Modern Argentina, 1880-1930. Book manuscript.
"Papás, malevos, and patotas: 'Character'izing Masculinity on the Stages and in the Audiences of Buenos Aires, 1880-1920" in Carolina Rocha, editor, Muy Machos: Modern Argentine Masculinities (London: Intellect Books), 2013.
"Inflaming the Fears of Theater Goers: How Fires Shaped the Public Sphere in Buenos Aires, 1880-1910," in Greg Bankoff et al., Flammable Cities: Urban Conflagration and the Making of the Modern World. University of Wisconsin Press, 2012.
"Ethnic Identity and Elite Idyll: A Comparison of Carnival Celebrations in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Montevideo, Uruguay, 1880-1910," Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture, Vol 16 No. 4, 2010, pp. 497-517. (These essays were republished in Carnival Art, Culture and Politics: Performing Life, Michaeline Crichlow, editor, London: Routledge Press, 2012).
"Mass, Popular, and Elite Culture? The Spanish Zarzuela in Buenos Aires, 1890-1900," Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, vol. 21, 2002, pp. 1-27.