Monica Rankin

Associate Professor - Arts And Humanities
 
972-883-2005
JO4916
Tags: HIST IDEA LATS

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 recognitions and honors (study, teaching, research, service)
  • Victor Worsfold Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2007-2008, UT-Dallas School of Arts & Humanities, 2007-2008
  • Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, 1999, University of Arizona

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.  
What Can Past Propaganda Tell Us About Today’s Efforts? Researchers Want To Know
University of Texas at Dallas researchers are investigating whether attempts by the U.S. government to gain support from Latin American citizens during World War II can be applied to modern propaganda efforts.

The project will develop novel computational models to analyze text and photos from En Guardia, a magazine created by the U.S. government to encourage support for the U.S. and its allies during the war.

“The underlying theoretical strategies that we’re looking at are not unique to this particular time period or to this particular data set,” said Dr. Monica Rankin, associate professor of history in the School of Arts and Humanities and director of the Center for U.S.-Latin America Initiatives. “We expect we will identify techniques that can be applied anywhere.”

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]