Transnational Suffrage Activism in Postrevolutionary Mexico
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URI Professor Kathleen McIntyre presented a virtual lecture on the struggle for women’s voting rights just after the 1910 Mexican Revolution. She drew from the connections between suffrage organizing in the U.S. and in Mexico.
Dr. McIntyre specializes in gender, religion, and Indigenous peoples in Latin America. Her book, Protestantism and State Formation in Postrevolutionary Oaxaca(2019), examines religious conflict and traditional governance in Native communities of southern Mexico. Her current research examines missionary women and transnational activism in 1920s and 1930s Latin America. She teaches Gender and Women’s Studies courses including “Gender and Sexuality in Latin America”, “International Women’s Issues”, and honors courses such as “Beauty, Body, Power” and “Give me Suffrage: Voting Rights in the Americas.” As the Associate Director of URI’s Honors Program, she is the coordinator of student research projects. A former American Association of University Women fellow, she participated in the 2018 National Endowment for the Humanities “Women’s Suffrage in the Americas” Summer Institute. Most recently, McIntyre is a 2020 NEH grant recipient for her current book project, Protestant Women and Political Activism in Mexico, 1900–1955.
This event, a Dana Shugar Colloquium lecture, was sponsored by the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies.