Thomas Brinkerhoff

Ph.D. Student

A.M., History, University of Pennsylvania (2015)

A.B., History and Spanish, summa cum laude, Phi Betta Kappa, Lafayette College (2013)


Exam Fields:

Modern Latin America; Colonial Latin America; Theories & Comparative Histories of Gender, Bodies, and the State; Global Empires and Imperial Legacies 

Personal Statement:

I am interested in social, gender, and cultural history of modern Argentina as well as the history of the body and politics of knowledge production. I hope to pursue a dissertation examining the history of children and their relationship to the state and nuclear family in Peronist Argentina, 1946-1955. My other research interests include the legacies of colonialism in Latin America and the histories of childhood, the working-class, phenomenology, and populism in comparative and global contexts. 

Research Interests: 

Argentina; women and gender; social history; knowledge production; history of children and the family; material culture; oral history; history of the body; populism; colonialism and empire  

Selected Publications: 

"A Case of Forbidden Love: Camila O'Gorman, Ladislao Gutiérrez, and the Gender Anxieties of a Nineteenth-Century Argentine Caudillo," The Latin Americanist 59, no. 2 (2015): 67-84.

"The Experience of Children in Perón's Argentina: Recent Interventions and Future Directions," History Compass 12, no. 11 (2014): 833-842. 

Other Affiliations: 

Candidate for a graduate certificate in:

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Latin American and Latino Studies
World History
Pedagogy, (through Penn's Center for Teaching and Learning)