Monica Rankin

Associate Professor - Arts And Humanities
mrankin@utdallas.edu
972-883-2005
JO4916

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - History
University of Arizona - 2004
M.A. - Latin American History
Washington University - 1999
M.A. - International Affairs
Washington University - 1998
B.A. - International Studies/Spanish
Missouri State University - 1994

Publications

Exploitation and Resistance with Mark Burkholder (under contract with Oxford University Press) forthcoming - Publication
Next Door Diplomacy: Nelson Rockefeller and the OCIAA in Latin America during World War II (under contract with University of Nebraska Press) forthcoming - Publication
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture: The Search for National Identity, 1820s-1900 (Volume III) (Forthcoming, Facts on File Library of World History) forthcoming - Publication
The History of Costa Rica (Greenwood/ABC-CLIO, 2012) 2012 - Publication
Rankin, Monica A. Mexicanas en guerra: World War II and the Discourse of Mexican Female Identity Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies (2011). 2011 - Publication
Berger, Dina and Monica Rankin, Mexican Diplomacy. In A Companion to Mexican History and Culture edited by William Beezley. Wiley-Blackwell Publisher, (2011). 2011 - Publication
Relative Independence and the Peculiarities of Mexican Diplomacy with Dina Berger, in A Companion to Mexican History and Culture by William Beezley, ed. (Wiley-Blackwell Publisher, 2011) 538-561. 2011 - Publication
Review of Satan's Playground: Mobsters and Movie Stars at America's Greatest Gaming Resort. By Paul J. Vanderwood. New Mexico Historical Review (2011) 2011 - Publication
Rankin, Monica A. Review of Andean Cocaine: The Making of a Global Drug. By Paul Gootenberg. Journal of World History. 2010. 2010 - Publication
Rankin, Monica A. Latin American Women and Inclusion in Public and Private Communitiesin Inclusive Communities: A Reader edited by Andrew Azzopardi and Shaun Grech. SENSE Publisher (2010). 2010 - Publication

Appointments

Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX [2007–Present]
University Fellow/Sr. Lecturer
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX [2006–2007]
Associate Faculty
Collin County Community College, Plano, TX [2005–2005]
Lecturer
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX [2005–2005]
Adjunct Professor
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ [2001–2001]
Teaching Assistant
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ [1999–2004]

Projects

Mexicanas Go to War: Women and World War II in Mexico
2005–2005 Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies (April 2005)
Mexican Democracy in Historical Context
2006–2006 UT Dallas Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies Lecture Series (September 2006)
Selling the Peace: Revolution and Industrialization in Mexico's World War II Propaganda
2004–2004 Latin American Studies Association Conference (October 2004)
The Gadsden Purchase and Trends in U.S.-Mexican Relations
2003–2003 University of Arizona Gadsden Purchase Conference (November 2003)
Episodes in Conflict
2006–2006 Region X: TaRGET American History Summer Institute (May 2006; May 2007; May 2008)

Additional Information

Professional memberships
  • Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, 2009-Present
  • The Conference on Latin America History, 2005-present
  • Scholars of the History of American Foreign Relations, 2005-Present
  • American Historical Association, 2003-Present
  • Latin American Studies Association, 2002-Present
  • Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, 2000-Present, Executive Committee, 2008-Present
Other

Reviewing

  • 2008, Oxford University Press manuscript reviews:
    • Colonial Latin America
    • Beyond the Border: The History of U.S.-Mexican Migration
  • 2008, Pearson Longman Press manuscript review:
    • El Gran Pueblo: A History of Greater Mexico
  • 2007, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers manuscript review:
    • The Human Tradition in Modern Mexico
  • 2007, Harlan Davidson, Inc. manuscript review:
    • A Brief History of Mexico
  • 2007, Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. manuscript reviews:
    • The Mexican War of Independence
    • Mexican Revolution
  • 2006, Bedford/St. Martins Press manuscript review:
    • Reading the American Past: Selected Historical Documents

Professional organizations

  • Oaxaca Summer Institute, Secretary/Treasurer of Board of Directors, 2009
  • Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, Executive Committee, 2008-2009
  • Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, Program Committee, 2009-2010

Interviews and media/blog mentions (selected)

School of Arts and Humanities Committees

  • Executive Committee 2007-2008

University Committees

  • University Committee on Effective Teaching 2008-09
  • University Fulbright Fellowship Committee 2008-09
  • University Marshall Scholarship Committee 2008
  • University Taskforce, Managing the Classroom Experience 2008
  • University Tuition Planning Committee 2007-08

Community Service

  • Teaching American History Grant Committee, Region X 2006-2009
  • Dallas Area Regional History Day Steering Committee, 2006-present
External funding for original investigations

Encyclopedia of U.S.-Latin American Relations edited by Thomas Leonard. CQ Press (forthcoming 2010). List of entries:

  • Avila Camacho, Manuel
  • Camarena, Enrique
  • Defense Sites Agreements
  • Echeverría Alvarez, Luis
  • Hispanidad
  • Inter-American Conference on the Problems of War & Peace
  • Lend Lease Program
  • Marshall Plan and Latin America
  • Rockefeller, Nelson
  • Tequila Effect, 1994
  • Third Meeting of Consultation of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the American Republics
  • Truman, Harry
  • United States and Drug Enforcement Administration
  • United States & Reciprocal Trade Agreements, 1930s
  • Welles, Sumner
  • Wilson, Henry Lane
  • Zedillo, Ernesto

Encyclopedia of the Modern World, edited by Peter N. Sterns. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. List of entries:

  • Marriage and Divorce: World Overview
  • Drugs and Narcotics: World Overview
  • Drugs and Narcotics: The Drug Trade in Latin America
  • Marianismo
  • Maquiladoras
  • Marriage and Divorce in Latin America”

The U.S.-Mexico Border: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Politics edited by Andrew Wood. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 2008.

  • List of entries:
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Jackson, Helen Hunt
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
  • Turner, Frederick Jackson
  • Zoot Suit Riot

News Articles

History Professor Earns Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award
When Dr. Monica Rankin, associate professor of history, first traveled to Mexico as a high school student, she was hooked.

Rankin took that interest and transformed it into an award-winning passion. She recently earned the 2015 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, along with 79 other faculty members from across the UT System’s 15 institutions.  
History Professor Earns Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award
When Dr. Monica Rankin, associate professor of history, first traveled to Mexico as a high school student, she was hooked.

Rankin took that interest and transformed it into an award-winning passion. She recently earned the 2015 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, along with 79 other faculty members from across the UT System’s 15 institutions.  

Funding

Mexico, la patria! World War II Propaganda in Mexico
$1,000 - Monica Rankin [2003–2003]
Mexico, la patria! World War II Propaganda in Mexico
$10,000 - Monica Rankin [2002–2002]