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Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

Latin America

Dina Berger

Title/s: Associate Professor; Director, Latin American Studies Program

Specialty Area: Modern Latin America, Modern Mexican History

Office #: Crown Center 548

Phone: 773.508.2595

E-mail: dberge2@luc.edu

CV Link: Dina Berger CV

About

Dina Berger (Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2002; B.A., Tulane University, 1994) is Associate Professor of History at Loyola University Chicago, where she teaches courses on Mexican and Latin American history.  She previously taught at the College of Wooster, Michigan State University and the University of Arizona.

Berger’s research focuses on Mexican diplomacy, tourism, Pan American civic groups, and gender and foreign relations.  Her most important publications include Holiday in Mexico: Critical Reflections on Tourism and Tourist Encounters, edited with Andrew G. Wood (Duke University Press, 2010) and The Development of Mexico's Tourism Industry: Pyramids by Day, Martinis by Night (Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2006). She is currently engaged in a project examining Pan Americanism and civic activists of the Pan American movement throughout the twentieth century.

Berger is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including a Clements Center-DeGoyler Library Research Grant and a Ralston Faculty Research Grant.  She was the recipient of the Graduate College Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Arizona in 1999-2000. She is currently the director of Teaching and Mentoring Programs for the Graduate School, and creator and director of Loyola University Chicago's Dissertation “Boot Camp.”

Research Interests

Inter-American relations, Modern Latin America, Mexico from the 1920s-1940s, tourism, Pan-American civic groups, gender, and diplomacy.

Courses Taught

HIST 201: Introduction to Latin American History

HIST 291: Historical Methods

HIST 300E: Race in Latin America

HIST 300W: Mexican Revolution in Popular Imagination

HIST 354: 19th Century Latin America

HIST 355: Recent Latina American History

HIST 356: Central America and the Caribbean

HIST 357: History of Mexico

HIST 359W: Inter-American Relations

HIST 410: Diplomatic History of U.S. And Latin America

INTS 101: Introduction to International Studies

Publications

Holiday in Mexico: Critical Reflections on Tourism and Tourist Encounters, Dina Berger and Andrew G. Wood, eds. (Durham: Duke University Press, 2010).

The Development of Mexico’s Tourism Industry: Pyramids by Day, Martinis by Night (Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2006).

 “Relative Independence and the Peculiarities of Mexican Diplomacy,” co-authored with Monica Rankin, A Companion to Mexican History and Culture, William H. Beezley, ed. (Wiley-Blackwell Press, 2011), 238-260.

“Goodwill Ambassadors on Holiday: Tourism, Public Diplomacy, and Mexico-U.S. Relations,” in Holiday in Mexico: Critical Reflections on Tourism and Tourist Encounters, Dina Berger and Andrew G. Wood, eds. (Durham: Duke University Press, 2010), 107-130.

Loyola

Department of History · 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660 · Crown Center, 5th Floor
Phone: 773.508.2221 · Fax: 773.508.2153

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