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

Review of From Man, One: Indians, Peasants, Borders, and Education in Callista Mexico, 1924-1935 by Andrae M. Marak, The American Historical Review 115, No. 4 (October 2010) 1197-98 2010 - Publication
La Ropa Csmica: Identity and Fashion in 1940s Mexico, in Studies in Latin American Popular Culture. Volume 28 (2010) pp. 95-111. 2010 - Publication
Rankin, Monica A. Review of Mexican Soundings: Essays in Honour of David A. Brading. By Susan Deans-Smith and Eric Van Young (eds.) Estudios Interdisciplinarios de Am¨¦rica Latina y el Caribe. 2009. 2009 - Publication
Rankin, Monica A. Mexico, la patria! Modernity, National Unity, and Propaganda during World War II. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009. 2009 - Publication
Rankin, Monica A. The History of Costa Rica. Greenwood Press (under contract as of November 2008). 2008 - Publication
Rankin, Monica A. Review of The Development of Mexico's Tourism Industry: Pyramids by Day, Martinis by Night. By Dina Berger. Journal of Social History Volume 41, No. 3 (Spring 2008). 2008 - Publication
Review of The Latin American Fashion Reader, Regina Root, editor. Journal of Popular Culture Volume 40, No. 1 (February 2007). 2007 - Publication
Rankin, Monica A. Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture: The Search for National Identity, 1820s-1900 (Volume III) New York: Facts on File Library of World History, forthcoming February 2010 (accepted and under contract as of March 2007). 2007 - Publication
Rankin, Monica A. Mexico: Industrialization through Unity. In Latin American during World War II edited by Thomas M. Leonard and John Bratzel, 17-35. Lanham, MD: Rowan & Littlefield, 2006. 2006 - Publication
Mexico in World War II, in Latin American and World War II. Thomas M. Leonard and John Bratzel, editors. Rowan & Littlefield (2006). 2006 - 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

Planes, Tanks, and Soup Cans: The Office of Inter-American Affairs and World War II Propaganda in Latin America
2006–2006 Annual Conference of Scholars of the History of American Foreign Relations (June 2006)
Episodes in Innovation
2006–2006 Region X: TaRGET American History Summer Institute (July 2006; July 2007; July 2008)
Between Feminism and Suffrage: Mexican Women and Popular Culture in the 1940s
2006–2006 XII Conference of Mexican, United States, and Canadian Historians, (October 2006)
To Educate a Nation: World War II Propaganda in Mexico's Secretaria de Educacation Publica
2006–2006 Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies (February 2006)
Each One Teach One: Mexico's Literacy Campaigns in World War II
2009–2009 Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association (August 2009).

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.  
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]