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Graduate Student History emily.wendell@huskers.unl.edu 402-472-2414 612 Oldfather Hall
JOINED THE DEPARTMENT

2017

BIO

Emily is a third-year master’s student interested in women and Latin America, specifically women and culture in early twentieth-century Mexico. Her current research correlates the daily activities of divas of the theater in Mexico City during the 1920s and 1930s to the idea of costumbrismo, a movement that “captured the customs, costumes, and traditions of everyday people and everyday life.” She uses this notion to demonstrate how Mexican society regarded these women as a threat to the nation’s vision of the “ideal” modern woman following the Revolution.

EDUCATION

B.A., University of South Dakota, major: Psychology; minors: English and Spanish

EXPERTISE/AREAS OF INTEREST

Latin American History;
Modern Mexico;
Women's and Gender Studies;
Specifics: women of the theater; performance; cultural and social history