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Date: Wednesday November 5th 2014.

Location: CUB MPR

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm 

The SU History Club meets Monday night in Dauphin Humanities 205 at 7:30 pm. For information, contact History Club President Devon Newcomer dn9056@ship.edu

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History/Philosophy Department

122-124 Dauphin Humanities Center
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257
 

Dr. Steven Burg, Chair 

Janice Reed, Secretary

Tel: 717-477-1621
Fax: 717-477-4062
history@ship.edu 

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Gretchen Pierce

Assistant Professor of History

Dauphin Humanities Center 214

(717) 477-1729

gkpierce@ship.edu 

Curriculum Vitae 

Gretchen Pierce 

Education

Ph.D. University of Arizona, Latin American History and Art, 2008

M.A. University of Arizona, Latin American Studies, 2002

B.A. Arizona State University, Interdisciplinary Humanities, 2000

 

Courses Taught

HIS 105 World History through 1500

HIS 106 World History since 1500

HIS 349 History of Latin America

HIS 360 History of Mexico

HIS 366 History of Brazil

HIS 490/493 History of Women in Latin America

HON 123 Honors World History since 1500

HON 360/396/398 Honors Colloquium: Reach Out

INT 300 Pot, Penicillin, and the Pill: A Global View of Drugs


Recent Presentations

“Pulqueros, Cerveceros, and Mezcaleros: Small Alcohol Producers and Popular Resistance to Mexico’s Anti-Alcohol Campaigns, 1910-1940,” Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies Conference, April 2011.
 

“Fighting Bacteria, the Bible, and the Bottle: Projects to Create New Men and Women during the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1940,” Modern Languages 3rd Biennial Conference, Shippensburg University, April 2010.

 

Selected Publications

Alcohol in Latin America: A Social and Cultural History, ed. Gretchen Pierce and Áurea Toxqui (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2014).

Pulqueros, Cerveceros, and Mezcaleros: Small Alcohol Producers and Popular Resistance to Mexico’s Anti-Alcohol Campaigns, 1910-1940,” in Alcohol in Latin America: A Social and Cultural History, ed. Gretchen Pierce and Áurea Toxqui (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2014).

Co-author, with Áurea Toxqui, “Introduction,” “Part 1 Introduction: The Prehispanic and Colonial Periods,” “Part 2 Introduction: The Long Nineteenth Century (1820s to 1930),” and “Part 3 Introduction: The Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries,” in Alcohol in Latin America: A Social and Cultural History, ed. Gretchen Pierce and Áurea Toxqui (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2014).

Lead translator, with Áurea Toxqui, “Liquid Fire: Alcohol, Identity, and Social Hierarchy in Colonial Brazil,” by João Azevedo Fernandes, in Alcohol in Latin America: A Social and Cultural History, ed. Gretchen Pierce and Áurea Toxqui (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2014).

Pulqueras, Mezcaleras y Meseras: Women’s Resistance to Mexico’s Anti-Alcohol Campaigns, 1910-1940,” Points: The Blog of the Society for Alcohol and Drugs History, June 26, 2012, http://pointsadhsblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/26/pulqueras-mezcaleras-y-meseras-womens-resistance-to-mexicos-anti-alcohol-campaigns-1910-1940/.

“‘Su Majestad, La Mujer’: Women’s Participation in Mexico’s Anti-Alcohol Campaigns, 1910-1940,” Points: The Blog of the Society for Alcohol and Drugs History, June 19, 2012, http://pointsadhsblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/su-majestad-la-mujer-womens-participation-in-mexicos-anti-alcohol-campaigns-1910-1940/.

“Holy, Hated, or Hip?: The Circuitous History of Mexico’s Pulque,” Points: The Blog of the Society for Alcohol and Drugs History, May 31, 2012, http://pointsadhsblog.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/holy-hated-or-hip-the-circuitous-history-of-mexicos-pulque/.

“Fighting Bacteria, the Bible, and the Bottle: Projects to Create New Men, Women, and Children, 1910-1940,” in A Companion to Mexican History and Culture, edited by William H. Beezley (London: Wiley-Blackwell Press, 2011).

“Parades, Epistles, and Prohibitive Legislation: Mexico’s National Anti-Alcohol Campaign and the Process of State-Building, 1934-1940,” Social History of Alcohol and Drugs 23, no. 2 (Spring 2009).

 

Highlighted Service

I am a faculty advisor to Reach Out: a Shippensburg University Honors Program Literacy and Leadership Initiative.  Every year, about twelve students and three faculty travel to an impoverished neighborhood in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to help teachers promote literacy and leadership skills to their students.

 

Research Interests

All of my research can be classified as social and cultural history.  I have also been greatly influenced by my studies of art history.  My dissertation and current research is on anti-alcohol campaigns and state-building in revolutionary Mexico.  I look at both projects at the national, state, and popular levels and find that they were participatory and contested processes.  Earlier research has focused on Mexican postage stamps as a type of official history, and has analyzed Mexican photography using the lenses of gender, class, and ethnicity.  Future projects will examine ex-votos (popular religious images) and the creation of a national and nationalist modern dance movement in Mexico from the 1920s through the 1950s.