Karin Alejandra Rosemblatt teaches Latin American history at Syracuse University. Her work has centered on the politics of nationalism, difference, and assimilation in twentieth-century Latin America.
At Radcliffe, Rosemblatt will study the movement of ideas regarding race and poverty across the Americas from 1920 to the present. She is especially interested in how scholarship has shaped views regarding social mobility, cultural difference, and national development. She will analyze the common assumptions about national integration that facilitated conversations across national boundaries. She will also probe how prevalent comparisons of race and class in the United States and Latin America grounded beliefs about the distinct forms of assimilation and difference that characterize North and South America.
Rosemblatt holds an AB from Dartmouth College and a PhD in Latin American history from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Her book Gendered Compromises: Political Cultures and the State in Chile, 1920–1950 (University of North Carolina Press, 2000) was corecipient of the 2000 Berkshire Prize, awarded to the best first book written by a woman historian in that year. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright-IIE, and Fulbright-CIES and was a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow at the Privatization of Culture Project at New York University.