Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Welcome to Dr. Nicole Pacino, Expert in Latin American history!

The History Department is delighted to welcome Dr. Nicole Pacino to Huntsville and to UAH! Dr. Pacino recently defended her dissertation in Latin American history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and she joins us as an assistant professor of history.

An active traveler, Dr. Pacino based her dissertation research on several years working with Andean environmental and health activists. She brings expertise in the history of medicine and public health, Latin American revolutions and social movements, and gender history to UAH. Her dissertation explores public health in post-revolutionary Bolivia from 1952-1964.

For her next research project, Dr. Pacino has her sights set on quinoa. Not just food for healthy hippies, quinoa provides a powerful lens through which Dr. Pacino plans to study the social and cultural history of the Andean region.

Check out her innovative Fall course on "Latin American History Through Film (HY498/598) or look for her, her two energetic dogs, and her husband gardening or exploring the region.


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