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Kari Zimmerman

Assistant Professor
Degree
PhD, Latin American History
Stanford University, 2009
Office
JRC 410
Phone
651-962-5707

Dr. Zimmerman received her Ph.D. in Latin American History from Stanford University in 2010 and also holds a Masters in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is currently revising her book manuscript Women of Independent Means: Female Entrepreneurs and Property Owners in Rio de Janeiro, 1869-1904. Her research and teaching areas include Modern Latin America with a particular emphasis on Brazil, social and economic history of Brazil, African slavery in the Americas, and women and gender in the Atlantic World.

 

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 112 - W05 Hist Mod World Since 1550 - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 310

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 310

Course Registration Number:

42579 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kari E. Zimmerman

Introduces students to historical reasoning. Students learn to analyze evidence from the past in context in order to explain how the past produced the ever-changing present. This course surveys the foundation and expansion of global networks from the sixteenth-century exploration to the contemporary world, and it examines the resulting breakthrough in communication and cultural exchanges between Europe and Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Key aspects of the modern world are explored, such as state power and citizenship, economic systems and human labor, ideas about belonging and community, and the relationships and activities that constitute daily life. This course fulfills the Historical Analysis requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
HIST 112 - W06 Hist Mod World Since 1550 - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 414

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

42580 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kari E. Zimmerman

Introduces students to historical reasoning. Students learn to analyze evidence from the past in context in order to explain how the past produced the ever-changing present. This course surveys the foundation and expansion of global networks from the sixteenth-century exploration to the contemporary world, and it examines the resulting breakthrough in communication and cultural exchanges between Europe and Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Key aspects of the modern world are explored, such as state power and citizenship, economic systems and human labor, ideas about belonging and community, and the relationships and activities that constitute daily life. This course fulfills the Historical Analysis requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
HIST 464 - D01 Rebellion in the Americas - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 414

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

42599 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kari E. Zimmerman

Capstone: Rebellion in the Americas This seminar examines the major interpretations of rebellion in the modern history of the Americas. Course readings and student work that culminations in an original research paper will engage in four fundamental questions: How have historical definitions of revolution and rebellion changed over time, and what explains those changes? What were the political, economic, and cultural forces that compelled ordinary people to rebel against their government and/or the status quo? Do key aspects of resistance transcend geographical boundaries as well as conceptual frameworks such as race, ethnicity, gender and class? How, in turn, have rebellions shaped the local and global societies in which they occurred?

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Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 112 - L01 Hist Mod World Since 1550 - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MHC 202

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

MHC 202

Course Registration Number:

10115 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kari E. Zimmerman

Introduces students to historical reasoning. Students learn to analyze evidence from the past in context in order to explain how the past produced the ever-changing present. This course surveys the foundation and expansion of global networks from the sixteenth-century exploration to the contemporary world, and it examines the resulting breakthrough in communication and cultural exchanges between Europe and Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Key aspects of the modern world are explored, such as state power and citizenship, economic systems and human labor, ideas about belonging and community, and the relationships and activities that constitute daily life. This course fulfills the Historical Analysis requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 117 - W01 Latin Am/Global Perspective - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 210

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MHC 210

Course Registration Number:

22290 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kari E. Zimmerman

Introduces students to historical reasoning. Students learn to analyze evidence from the past in context in order to explain how the past produced the ever-changing present. This course surveys the social, political, and economic history of Latin America in global context from the Independence movements to the present. Major topics include: democracy and dictatorship, economic development and dependence, slavery and race relations, political revolution, urban and rural societies, migration, militarism, the Church and the struggle for social justice. This course fulfills the Historical Analysis requirement for the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
HIST 117 - W02 Latin Am/Global Perspective - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 246

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

22291 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kari E. Zimmerman

Introduces students to historical reasoning. Students learn to analyze evidence from the past in context in order to explain how the past produced the ever-changing present. This course surveys the social, political, and economic history of Latin America in global context from the Independence movements to the present. Major topics include: democracy and dictatorship, economic development and dependence, slavery and race relations, political revolution, urban and rural societies, migration, militarism, the Church and the struggle for social justice. This course fulfills the Historical Analysis requirement for the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
HIST 211 - 01 Women/Families in the Americas - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 201

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 201

Course Registration Number:

22293 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kari E. Zimmerman

This course examines how seemingly impersonal forces are historically associated with personal changes for women and the family across the Americas. We will analyze how women and the family intersected with the economy, politics, and society. A comparative approach allows for consideration of national circumstances and social norms regarding race, ethnicity, and class. Examining the history or women and the family throughout the Americas also highlights similarities and differences within the reciprocal relationship between private lives and public policy. Topics include working women and the family economy, slavery, political rights and protective legislature, social movements, youth culture and immigration. Understanding the history of women and the family helps explain current contentions over women’s roles and modern family structure.

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