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Carolyne Ryan Larson specializes in modern Latin American history. She is especially interested in the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and in processes of nation-state formation in dialogue with questions of identity, race, and science. She asks questions about how everyday cultural practices allow societies to construct and contest national and regional identities, how science behaves as an intellectual and social practice, and how people interpret and value non-textually-based sources including photographs, maps, monuments, museum objects, paintings, and drawings. Her current research examines anthropology museums, and how scientific understandings of indigenous bodies and cultures in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Argentina affected the ways in which Argentines understood their own national heritage and identity.
HIST 2380 Latin American Civilizations
HIST 4496/5496 History of Mexico
American Historical Association
Latin American Studies Association
Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies