Kristin RuggieroKristin Ruggiero


Office: Holton Hall, Room 350 and Pearse 173
Phone: (414) 229-4401
Curriculum Vitae: pdf


Ph.D., Indiana University, 1979
M.A., University of California at Los Angeles, 1969
B.A., University of California at Los Angeles, 1967

Research Interests:

Medicine, law, and society in Latin America, especially Argentina

Teaching Areas:

Society and culture in Latin America; Mexico; Cuba

Courses Offered:

Hist 180: Society and Culture in Latin America
Hist 393: History of Mexico
Hist 400: Cuba, Past and Present

Other Activities:

Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Associate Director, Center for International Education

Selected Publications

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.