As historians know, the archive is ruthless in preserving categories over time.
Latin American Sexualities
Reporting Abortions in Post-Conquest New Spain
A sixteenth-century scribe recorded the sexual and reproductive behaviour of indigenous women in colonial Mexico.
Seeking Rights from the Left: Gender, Sexuality and the Latin American Pink Tide
How, when, and why left-leaning Latin American governments responded to the demands of feminist, women’s, and LGBT movements.
Macho Tips: The Erotics of the Mexican Body in a Gay Magazine
The Mexican gay magazine Macho Tips (1985-1989) engaged with national ideologies of race and gender.
Making Histories of Bolivian Sexual and Gender Diversity Legible in the Twenty-First Century
In Bolivia, political allegiances and competing priorities have shaped movements for equality for LGBTI Bolivians, and thus, their histories.
Denounced: How Modernizing Mexico Criminalized Infanticide and Abortion
In Mexico, colonial courts maintained relative silence about abortion and infanticide. Things changed in 1871.
Morality and Repression in the Making of Cold War Brazil
The Right in Brazil conflated communist “subversives” and left-wing politics with sexual immorality.