Faculty member to write blog
University faculty member will use her expertise beginning May 31 to write a
blog for Points: The Blog of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society.
Pierce, assistant professor of Latin American and world history in the history
and philosophy department, will post her first blog item, “Holy,
Hated, Or Hip?: The Circuitous History Of Mexico’s Pulque,” May 31.
will appear June 19 and June 26 and all of the posts are at http://pointsadhsblog.wordpress.com.
her doctorate degree in 2008 in Latin American history and art from the
University of Arizona. She earned her master’s degree from the University of
Arizona and her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University. She is also a faculty advisor to Reach Out,
the literacy and leadership initiative that is part of the university’s Honors
Program. Every year, about twelve students and three faculty members ravel
to an impoverished neighborhood in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to help
teachers promote literacy and leadership skills to their students.
research interests include anti-alcohol campaigns and state-building in
revolutionary Mexico, as well as the
temperance movement in Mexico from 1910 to1940. Her blog posts also look to
strengthen discussion of the non-Western world, as most of the bloggers cover
the US and Europe. She has
given presentations of multiple conferences and written numerous articles for