Department of History
Dr. Pamela Murray teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in modern Latin American History, her area of specialty.

These include courses in the history of specific countries such as Peru, Colombia, Cuba, and Mexico, and topics ranging from nineteenth century war and politics to the history of women, twentieth century social revolution, and US influence in the region as a whole. Her scholarly research has focused on the history of modern Colombia, most recently on the role of women in the country’s nineteenth century civil wars and partisan politics.

Her publications include the “Forward” in Michael J. LaRosa and German R. Mejia, Colombia: A Concise Contemporary History (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012); “Mujer, Género, y Política en la Joven República Colombiana: Una Mirada desde la Correspondencia Personal del General Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera, 1859-1862,” Historia Crítica (Bogotá) 37 (April 2009); and, the following books: Dreams of Development: Colombia's National School of Mines and its Engineers, 1887-1970 (University of Alabama Press, 1997), For Glory and Bolívar: The Remarkable Life of Manuela Sáenz, 1797-1856 (The University of Texas Press, 2008) and Women and Gender in Modern Latin America: Historical Sources and Interpretations (Routledge, 2014). Her first two books also recently have been translated into Spanish.

Murray is an active member of national and regional professional organizations and in 2001, served as president of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies. Since 2008, she also has served as a member of the Faculty Editorial Board of the University of Alabama Press.


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