Carmen Whalen

Carmen Whalen
Carl W. Vogt '58 Professor of History
email
413-597-2224
Stetson Hall Rm 512

Office Hours (SPRING 2017):
Tuesdays 2:00–3:00,
Thursdays 3:00–4:00,
and by appointment

Education

B.A. Hampshire College (1985)
M.A. Rutgers University (1989)
Ph.D. Rutgers University, American History (1994)

Courses

Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

LATS 105(F)

Latina/o Identities: Constructions, Contestations, and Expressions

HIST 253(S)

Modern U.S. History

LATS 286 / HIST 286

Latina/o History, 1848 to the Present

WGSS 386 / HIST 386 / LATS 386(F)

Latinas in the Global Economy: Work, Migration, and Households

LATS 471 / HIST 471(S)

Comparative Latina/o Migrations

Scholarship/Creative Work

Books and Edited Volumes:

Major Problems in Latina/o History, co-edited with Omar Valerio-Jiménez (Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning, Inc., 2015)

El Viaje: Puerto Ricans of Philadelphia (Images of America Series, Arcadia Publishers, 2006)

The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Historical Perspectives (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2005), co-edited with Víctor Vázquez Hernández

From Puerto Rico to Philadelphia: Puerto Rican Workers and Postwar Economies (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2001)

Articles and Book Chapters:

“Radical Contexts: Puerto Rican Politics in the 1960s and 1970s and the Center for Puerto Rican Studies,” Centro: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, v.21, no. 2 (Fall 2009): 220-255.

“Citizens and Workers: African Americans and Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia’s Regional Economy since World War II,” in African American Urban History Since World War II, ed. Kenneth Kusmer and Joe William Trotter, Jr. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009).

“’The Day the Dresses Stopped’: Puerto Rican Women, the International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union, and the 1958 Dressmakers Strike,” Memories and Migrations: Locating Boricua and Chicana Histories, ed. Vicki Ruiz and John Chávez (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007).

“Sweatshops Here and There: The Garment Industry, Latinas, and Labor Migrations,” International Labor and Working-Class History, 61 (Spring 2002): 45-68.

“Bridging Homeland and Barrio Politics: The Young Lords in Philadelphia,” The Puerto Rican Movement: Voices from the Diaspora, ed. Andrés Torres and José Velázquez (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1998), 107-123.

Research Interests:

U.S. 1945 to the present; Latina/o Studies; Labor, Migration, and Women’s History

Theses Advised:

Taísha Rodríguez ’12: Negotiating Health Care at the South Bronx’s Lincoln Hospital

Kevin Delucio ’10: Challenging silences, creating visibility: queer Latino self-identity negotiation and community formation

Faye C. Whiston ’10: Puerto Ricans and the Catholic Church in Waterbury, Connecticut

Hannah Kathryn Noel ’08: Redefining and gendering victimization and criminalization: the Guatemalan/Mayan community of Indiantown, FL (1982-2008)

Paulette M.Rodríguez López ’08: Conflicting historiographies: Puerto Rican and native Hawaiian resistance to US imperialism

Current Committees

  • Chapin Library Committee, Chair
  • Latina/o Studies Program
  • Library Committee, Chair