Ph.D., Indiana University, 1979
M.A., University of California at Los Angeles, 1969
B.A., University of California at Los Angeles, 1967
Medicine, law, and society in Latin America, especially Argentina
Society and culture in Latin America; Mexico; Cuba
Hist 180: Society and Culture in Latin America
Hist 393: History of Mexico
Hist 400: Cuba, Past and Present
The Jewish Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean: Fragments of Memory, editor (Brighton, East Sussex: Sussex Academic Press, 2005; paperback edition fc April 2010)
Modernity in the Flesh: Medicine, Law and Society in turn-of-the-Century Argentina (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004
And Here the World Ends: The Life of an Argentine Village (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1988)
"Private Justice and Honor in the Italian Community in Late Nineteenth-Century Buenos Aires," Crime, histoire, & sociétés/Crime, History & Societies, 13(2) (2009) 55-68.
"Houses of Deposit and the Exclusion of Women in Turn-of-the-Century Argentina" in Isolation: Places and Practices of Exclusion, eds., Carolyn Strange and Alison Bashford (London and New York: Routledge, 2003) 119-32.
"The Devil and Modernity in Late Nineteenth-Century Buenos Aires," The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Inter-American Cultural History, 59(2) (October 2002) 221-33.
"Sexual Aberration, Degeneration and Psychiatry in Late Nineteenth-Century Buenos Aires" in Argentina on the Couch: Psychiatry, State and Society in Argentina, 1880-1970, ed., Mariano Plotkin (Albuquerque: New Mexico University Press, 2002) 49-84.