Pamela Murray, Ph.D.
1401 University Blvd.
|Born in Seattle, Washington, Pam Murray lived abroad (Panama, France, Germany) and in several parts of the U.S. before becoming a professional historian and specialist in the field of modern Latin America. She is the author of Dreams of Development: Colombia's National School of Mines and its Engineers, 1887-1970 (Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 1997) and For Glory and Bolivar: The Remarkable Life of Manuela Saenz, 1798-1856 (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2008) and of scholarly articles in both English and Spanish.
She is widely recognized as a "Colombianista" or expert in the history of modern Colombia and, in 2001, served as president of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies. Since joining the UAB History Department in 1990, she has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses on Latin American, especially Spanish American, history. She also has contributed actively to UAB's International Studies Program, Women's Studies Program, and numerous other aspects of campus life.
Ph.D., History, Tulane University, 1990
M.A., History, Tulane University, 1984
B.A., History and French, University, 1981
Social and political history of modern Spanish America
The "Bolivarian" nations (Peru, Ecuador, Colombia)
History of women in Latin America
My latest research project, based on work in various Colombian archives, is tentatively entitled "Engendering Political Life in Nineteenth Century Colombia: Women, War, and Partisan Politics in the Age of Tomas Cipriano de Mosquera, 1850s-c.1870"
History of Latin America since c. 1492 (including courses on specific countries, topics, and aspects)
Western Civilization II
Introduction to Latin America
Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
History of Women in Latin America
U.S.-Latin American Relations
Graduate Seminar in Modern Latin America
Awards and Honors:
The University of Alabama Press Faculty Editorial Board, 2008-present
UAB-NSF ADVANCE Senior Faculty Research Award, 2005-6
UAB-NSF ADVANCE Senior Faculty Research Award, 2004-5
UAB Graduate School Faculty Research Grant, 1999 & 1998
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship, 1998
UAB Faculty Development Program Grant, 1998
2009, "Mujer, genero, y politica en la joven republica colombiana: una mirada desde la correspondencia personal del General Tomas Cipriano de Mosquera, 1859-1862"
2008, For Glory and Bolivar: The Remarkable Life of Manuela Saenz, 1798-1856
2007, "Of Love and Politics: Reassessing Manuela Saenz and Simon Bolivar, 1822-1830"