Thursday, March 21st, 6 PM
118 Elliot St, Brattleboro VT
“They Are Here Because We Were There”
Dr. Osten is a historian of Latin America and an associate professor at the University of Vermont, specializing in twentieth century Mexico. She is the director of graduate studies in the UVM history department, as well as the director of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program. She holds a PhD in history (2010) and a MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (2004), both from the University of Chicago. Her BA is from Brown University.
As the sole historian of Latin America at UVM, she teaches on a wide variety of Latin American topics and countries, from the ancient world to the present. In addition to introductory courses on Latin American history, I teach courses on topics including revolutions, authoritarianism, indigenous history, history and memory, drugs and drug trafficking, and modern Mexican history. Most of her teaching is interdisciplinary, and all her courses are designed to help students to use the past to better understand the present.
Her newest teaching project is a new, interdisciplinary immigration justice program and course sequence, which will be co-taught and will debut at UVM in fall of 2023.