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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 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 298 - 01 Topics:Slavery in the Americas - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 327
CRN: 42509 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kari E. Zimmerman Examining slave societies in the Caribbean and North and South America, this course considers how African slavery differed across the Americas during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. We trace the history of African slavery and society in the Americas through such topics as the Atlantic Trade, plantation v. urban labor, family life, religion & culture, gender, resistance & rebellion, and post-emancipation race relations. Throughout the course, we consider how geographic location and social norms created parallel but distinct systems of slavery. Moreover, we will focus on the sources and methods employed for analyzing those groups that typically lack a historical voice. Comparing a variety of primary materials, from census materials to artistic expression, allows us to question traditional conclusions and interpretations of slave society in the Americas.

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 112 - L01 Hist Mod World Since 1550 - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 JRC 246
CRN: 10135 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kari E. Zimmerman The Modern World Since 1550 surveys the sixteenth century European foundation and expansion throughout the world down to the end of the twentieth century. The course examines the resulting breakthroughs in communication and cultural exchanges between Western civilization and the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Emphasis is placed on the emergence of an interdependent global civilization. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum.

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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 112 - W03 Hist Mod World Since 1550 - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 203
CRN: 21064 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kari E. Zimmerman The Modern World Since 1550 surveys the sixteenth century European foundation and expansion throughout the world down to the end of the twentieth century. The course examines the resulting breakthroughs in communication and cultural exchanges between Western civilization and the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Emphasis is placed on the emergence of an interdependent global civilization. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum.

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HIST 298 - 03 Topics: Latin Amer Urban Hist - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 308
CRN: 22003 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kari E. Zimmerman What were the causes and consequences of urban development in Latin America? This course considers the history of urbanization in Latin America as both an official project and a lived experience. Beginning with the colonial city that served as a political and religious center, we explore the evolution of the Latin American city through nation-state formation, twentieth-century modernization projects, and up to contemporary megacities. Major themes such as market development, class conflict, labor and workers’ movements, migrations, gendered spaces, public health and social control, built environments, and urban culture are considered in a comparative framework.

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