Stephanie Mitchell

  • Valor Distinguished Professor in Humanities; Professor of History
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    Professor Stephanie Mitchell moved to Kenosha in 2002 from the United Kingdom, where she had completed her doctorate at the Oxford University. Prior to that, she served as Professor of International Relations at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Mexico.

    She had never visited the Midwest before accepting the position at Carthage and she was afraid of the winters, but after time, the warmth of the Carthage community persuaded her to stay. At Carthage, she teaches a variety of courses on Latin American history including Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. A passionate advocate for undergraduate research, she also regularly teaches the department’s senior thesis seminar. She has led study abroad experiences in Guatemala and England. Her research interests include women’s history, especially women’s suffrage history in hemispheric context, the Mexican Revolution, and the Guatemalan civil war.

    Media Mentions:

    Immigration and Economic Migrants. A Historic Prospective With Prof. Stephanie Mitchell
Professor Mitchell discusses immigration and the economy. (Racine Writer-in-Residence, July 3, 2019)

    Looking Back at the Work of Early Suffragists, Striving to Cross Boundaries

    Professor Mitchell discusses the two-week gathering last summer that focused on women’s struggles for the right to vote across the Americas. (Kenosha News, May 31, 2019)

    Migrants seek peace from a history of U.S.-Central American violence
    Professor Stephanie Mitchell writes op-ed on Central American caravan. (Kenosha News, December 9, 2019)

    • D.Phil. — Oxford University
    • M.A., B.A. — University of Virginia
    • HIS 1400 Issues in Latin American History: Central America
    • HIS 1410 Dictatorship and Democracy: History of South America
    • HIS 2200 Historical Methods
    • HIS 3050 History of Mexico
    • HIS 4000 Seminar
    • NEH Summer Institute Women’s Suffrage in the Americas Carthage, 2018


    • Current book project: “Women’s Suffrage in the Americas” co-edited with Dr. Patti Harms, Brandon University, under contract with U. New Mexico Press.
    • “The Women’s Revolution, Mexico 1917-1943,” co-edited with Dr. Patience Schell, Rowan and Littlefield, 2007.

    Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

    • “Death of a Revolution: Women’s Suffrage and Mugiquismo in the 1940 Election in Mexico” in Susie Porter and Bill Beezley’s Forgotten Narratives of the Mexican Revolution, to be published by U. Nebraska Press, forthcoming.
    • “President Lazaro Cardenas and Cardenismo,” in “Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History,” Oxford University Press, 2017.
    • “Memory, History, Narrative, Identity, Theater, and Vocation: Dejando Huellas and the Nuevo Horizonte Story,” submitted for publication to Descentrada: revista interdisciplinaria de femenismos y de género.
    • “Revolutionary Feminism, Revolutionary Politics: Suffrage under Cardenismo” Americas, Volume 72, Number 3, July 2015.
    • “The Women’s Revolution: The Revolutionary Women’s Movement to 1940” Revolución, historia y legado. Una visión exógena. Coordinado por Federico Fernández Christlieb y Guadalupe C. Gómez Aguado de Alba. Editado por el Centro de Enseñanza para Extranjeros, UNAM, 2012.
    • “Luis G. Franco,” “Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History: An International Encyclopedia,” (Oxford: ABC-Clio, 2003).
    • “Dirección Anti-alcoholica” “Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History: An International Encyclopedia,” (Oxford: ABC-Clio, 2003).
    • “Emilio Portes Gil,” “Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History: An International Encyclopedia,” (Oxford: ABC-Clio, 2003).

    Published Book Reviews

    • Mitchell, Stephanie. Forthcoming. “Volunteering for a Cause: Gender, Faith, and Charity in Mexico from the Reform to the Revolution by Silvia Marina Arrom. Abuquerque: New Mexico Press, 2016.” Journal of Latin American Studies.
    • Mitchell, Stephanie. Forthcoming. “Seen and Heard in Mexico: Children and Revolutionary Cultural Nationalism. By Elena JacksonAlbarrán Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015” The Americas.
    • Mitchell, Stephanie. 2014. “Religion and State Formation in Postrevolutionary Mexico. By Ben Fallaw. Durham: Duke UP, 2013.”The Latin Americanist. 58, no. 2: 181-183.
    • Mitchell, Stephanie. 2010. “Imagining la Chica Moderna: Women, Nation, and Visual Culture in Mexico, 1917-1936”. Social History. 35, no. 3: 339-378.
    • Mitchell, Stephanie. 2009. “From Colony to Nation: Women Activists and the Gendering of Politics in Belize, 1912-1982”.Women’s History Review. 18, no. 3: 508-510.
    • Mitchell, S. 2011. “Gabriela Cano, Se Llamaba Elena Arizmendi”.JOURNAL OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES. 43: 164.
    • (Mitchell, S. 2007. “Jocelyn Olcott, Mary Kay Vaughan, and Gabriela Cano (Eds.), Sex in Revolution: Gender, Politics, and Power in Modern Mexico”. JOURNAL OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES. 39: 861-862.
    • Mitchell, S. 2005. “Church and State Education in Revolutionary Mexico City”.FEMINIST REVIEW. 79: 182-185.