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Jocelyn Olcott

Professor of History
History
Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719
314 Classroom Bldg, Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719

Selected Presentations & Appearances


Les soldates, suffragettes et ‘sex radicals’: les femmes, le genre et la révolution mexicaine · April 25, 2018 Invited Talk Université de Fribourg
Dissensus Feminism: The Lessons of International Women’s Year · March 1, 2018 Keynote/Named Lecture Rice University, Houston, Texas
La biographie féministe et le virage décolonial: Concha Michel et la politique culturelle de la maternité mexicaine · February 26, 2018 Invited Talk Institut d’Études Politiques, Université de Bordeaux
The Grounding of Transnational Feminisms - Conference honoring Nancy Cott · October 20, 2017 Invited Talk Harvard University,
The Geopolitics of Feminism: International Women’s Year, the United Nations, and the Globalization of Social Policy · February 2, 2017 Invited Talk Mershon Center, Ohio State University

Delivered also at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Rennes, 1 February 2018.

Les soldates, suffragettes et ‘sex radicals’: les femmes, le genre et la révolution mexicaine · April 25, 2018 Invited Talk Université de Fribourg
Dissensus Feminism: The Lessons of International Women’s Year · March 1, 2018 Keynote/Named Lecture Rice University, Houston, Texas
La biographie féministe et le virage décolonial: Concha Michel et la politique culturelle de la maternité mexicaine · February 26, 2018 Invited Talk Institut d’Études Politiques, Université de Bordeaux
The Grounding of Transnational Feminisms - Conference honoring Nancy Cott · October 20, 2017 Invited Talk Harvard University,
The Geopolitics of Feminism: International Women’s Year, the United Nations, and the Globalization of Social Policy · February 2, 2017 Invited Talk Mershon Center, Ohio State University

Delivered also at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Rennes, 1 February 2018.

What Kind of Animal Is an NGO?: Transnational Women’s Activism and the Legacies of International Women’s Year - Women and Girls Rising: Historical Reflections and Future Prospects · September 11, 2014 Invited Talk Ford Foundation/Roosevelt Institute, New York City
What Woman?: The Challenge of Transnational Feminisms · March 6, 2014 Invited Talk National Humanities Center,

Delivered also at the University of South Carolina (4 March 2014) and Washington University, St. Louis (11 October 2014).

Cosmopolitans, Internationalists, and ‘Visiting Lesbians’: Mexican Feminism Takes the Transnational Turn · February 28, 2014 Invited Talk University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Subiendo la Nueva Ola: el feminismo mexicano y las políticas del Año Internacional de la Mujer, 1975 · August 2, 2013 Lecture El Colegio de Michoacán, Zamora, Mexico
“Riding the New Wave: Mexican Feminism and the Politics of International Women’s Year” · December 2, 2011 Lecture Yale University
“What Kind of Animal Is an NGO?: Transnational Women’s Activism and the 1975 UN International Women’s Year Conference in Mexico” · November 18, 2011 Lecture Université Paris 13
“Women’s Transnational Activism and Challenges to Development Policies” · September 29, 2011 Lecture Jacobs University, Bremen (Germany)
“Performing Motherhood: Concha Michel and the Politics of Mexican Maternalism” · November 6, 2010 Lecture Southern Historical Association, Charlotte, NC
“International Women’s Year and the Event of the Mexican Lesbian” · October 7, 2010 Lecture Conference on Lesbian and Gay Studies, City University of New York Graduate Center
“Soldiers, Suffragists & Sex Radicals: Women, Gender and the Mexican Revolution” · October 4, 2010 Lecture Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
“Transnationalizing Women’s Studies” · September 30, 2010 Lecture University of Vermont Program in Women’s and Gender Studies
“Pulled from the Closet: Marimachos, Visiting Lesbians, and the Politics of Sexuality at the 1975 International Women’s Year Conference in Mexico City” · January 29, 2010 Lecture New York City Latin American History Workshop
“A Cosmology for the Americas: Concha Michel and the Challenge of Indigenism” · January 9, 2010 Lecture American Historical Association, San Diego, Calif.
“Truthiness and Consequences: Biography, Concha Michel, and Telling Tales out of School.” · October 3, 2009 Lecture Latin American Labor History Conference, Duke University
“Pulled from the Closet?: International Women’s Year and the Event of the Mexican Lesbian.” · September 23, 2009 Lecture Program for Latin American Studies, Princeton University
“‘Mi Universidad Fue el Mundo’: Experiencia y universalismo en la biografía de Concha Michel.” · July 20, 2009 Lecture Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City
“‘Matters of Importance and Transcendence’: Sexuality and Human Rights at the 1975 International Women’s Year Conference in Mexico City.” · June 12, 2009 Lecture Latin American Studies Association, Rio de Janeiro
“We All Want To Change the World: Contesting Mexican Feminism at International Women’s Year, Mexico City, 1975.” · June 5, 2009 Lecture “Nuevas Fronteras: New Trends and Transformations in Modern Mexican History,” Yale University
“‘So Far from God, So Close to the United States’: Mexico and the Colossus to the North.” · March 24, 2009 Lecture Latin America and North Carolina seminar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Radicalesbians and Cheap Cabaret: Sexuality and Political Performance at the 1975 UN International Women's Year Conference, Mexico City.” · March 12, 2009 Lecture Transnational Americas lecture series, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
“‘They Wouldn't Give Me a Name’: Identification and Representation at the 1975 UN International Women's Year Conference, Mexico City." · February 26, 2009 Lecture “Beyond Borders: Mapping Shifting Terrains,” Duke University
“Telling Stories: Narrative Constructs of Authenticity and Identity in the Biography of Concha Michel.” · January 4, 2009 Lecture American Historical Association, New York City
“Globalizing Sisterhood: International Women’s Year and the Limits of Identity Politics" · October 9, 2008 Lecture “The Global 1970s.” Harvard University
“Half the World Is Wasted: Development Strategies, Second-Wave Feminism, and the Commodification of Caring Labors” · September 18, 2008 Lecture “Workers, the Nation-State, and Beyond: The Newberry Conference on Labor History Across the Americas,” Newberry Library, Chicago
“Cold War Feminism: The 1975 UN International Women’s Year Conference, Mexico City” · June 12, 2008 Lecture Berkshire Conference on Women’s History, University of Minnesota
“Imperial Spin Doctors: Mass Media and the 1975 International Women’s Year Conference” · March 28, 2008 Lecture Organization of American Historians, New York, NY
“‘A Battle within My Home’: Productivism and Development at the Mexico City International Women’s Year Conference, 1975” · February 28, 2008 Lecture Columbia University/New York University joint seminar on the United States and the Cold War, Columbia University
“Cold War Conflicts and Cheap Cabaret: Performing Politics at the 1975 International Women’s Year Conference” · February 5, 2008 Lecture University of Newcastle
“Star Power: Disarming Cold War Politics at the 1975 International Women’s Year Conference” · January 31, 2008 Lecture “Peace Movements in the Cold War and Beyond: An International Conference,” Cold War Studies Centre, London School of Economic
“’Family Is Not the Salvation’: Debating Household Formations at the 1975 International Women’s Year Conference” · January 3, 2008 Lecture American Historical Association, Washington, D.C.

Outreach & Engaged Scholarship


Bass Connections Team Leader - Revaluing Care in the Global Economy · 2021 - 2022 Projects & Field Work Bass Connections Open
Bass Connections Team Leader - The Value of Love: Global Perspectives on the Economy of Care · 2019 - 2020 Projects & Field Work Bass Connections Open

Service to the Profession


Participant - Faculty Curriculum on Anti-Racism · January 11, 2021 - January 14, 2021 Professional Development Duke Office of Faculty Advancement,
member - Howard F. Cline Prize committee · 2017 Committee Service Latin American Studies Association,
Chair - Bolton-Johnson Book Prize Committee · 2016 Other Conference on Latin American History,
Senior Editor : Hispanic American Historical Review · July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2017 Other
International Advisory Board member : History of Women in the Americas · 2012 Other
Participant - Faculty Curriculum on Anti-Racism · January 11, 2021 - January 14, 2021 Professional Development Duke Office of Faculty Advancement,
member - Howard F. Cline Prize committee · 2017 Committee Service Latin American Studies Association,
Chair - Bolton-Johnson Book Prize Committee · 2016 Other Conference on Latin American History,
Senior Editor : Hispanic American Historical Review · July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2017 Other
International Advisory Board member : History of Women in the Americas · 2012 Other
Member, advisory board : Women and International Social Movements Archive · July 1, 2010 Other