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Dr. Kristen McCleary

mccleakl@jmu.edu

Cleveland Hall, Room 301
Office phone: 540-568-6142
58 Bluestone Drive
MSC 2001
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Associate professor of history

Education

Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles

Fields and specialties

Latin American history, urban culture, film and photography

Teaching areas

Latin American history, world history, urban cultural history

Research interests

Popular culture in Argentina, Latin American theater and film, Latin American and United States cultural relations

Selected publications

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.

Program Co-Director: JMU in Argentina