Thursday, June 07, 2012
The history department is pleased to welcome Dr. Anna Alexander as Visiting Assistant Professor for academic year 2012-2013. Anna was born and raised in Chico, California. She received her B.A. in history from California State University, Chico. She earned her M.A. in Latin American Studies and her Ph.D. in history from the University of Arizona. She teaches upper-level courses in modern and colonial Latin American history, specializing in environmental history and urban development. Anna most recently taught at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan. She is currently working on a book-length manuscript about fire hazards in late nineteenth-century Mexico City. This project has allowed her to combine her interests in urban and environmental histories with the history of technology, medicine, and natural disasters. In her free time Anna enjoys playing tennis, reading fiction, baking, and playing with her two cats, Dotty and Boris. Welcome, Anna!