Faculty Profile

Kathryn Dungy, PhD

Assistant Professor of History

M.A., Ph.D. Duke University
B.A. Spelman College

Areas of Expertise:

Social and cultural history of Latin America and the Caribbean; gender and race identity; Atlantic World, Antebellum U.S.

Courses I Teach:

  • Colonial Latin America
  • Early Caribbean
  • Modern Latin America
  • Modern Caribbean
  • Race, Class and Gender in the Americas
  • Slavery in the Americas
  • Senior Seminar

I love to integrate my research into my teaching. You will often find pictures from my research trips in my lecture slides and papers or articles discovered at conferences introduced as readings for classes. Presently I am working on a manuscript entitled The Conceptualization of Race in Colonial Puerto Rico, 1800-1850, which I hope to have published in the near future. 

Life Off Campus:

I love to travel and am a huge advocate of study abroad (I spent my junior year abroad in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.). My hobbies are photography, embroidery, and cross-country skiing.  When at home I spend my time gardening, cooking with my husband, and playing with my cats - a Burmese, Antonio Maceo and a Bombay, El Hajj Malik el-Shabazz.

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