Heather Vrana

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
SECONDARY EDUCATION SOCIAL STUDIES CERTIFICATION CO-COORDINATOR

Office:  EN C215cDr. Heather Vrana's photo
Phone: 203-392-5601
Email: vranah1@southernct.edu

EDUCATION

PhD, Indiana University, 2013
MA, Indiana University, 2008
BA, George Mason University, 2006

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Books
"Do Not Mess with Us!": Students and the State in Guatemala City, 1944-1996 (University of California Press, forthcoming).


Beyond 1968: Anti-Colonial Texts from Central American Student Movements (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming).


Refereed Journal Articles
"'Our ongoing fight for justice': Youthful Reckonings with the Pasts and Futures of Genocidio andJusticia in Guatemala," Journal of Genocide Research (Special Issue: Guatemala Genocide), forthcoming.


"Revolutionary Tran(substantiations), or Guatemalan university students as 
Street-walking Theorists," Radical History Review Issue 114: Voyeurs, Walkers, and the Politics of Urban Space (Fall 2012).


"An 'Other' Woman: Juchitec Muxes in Marie Claire and Documentary," Michigan Feminist Studies Vol. 21, Issue 1 (Fall 2007 –Spring 2008).


Book Chapters
"The Huelga de Dolores and the Reproduction of Space in Guatemala City, 1966," Marxism and Urban Culture, Benjamin Fraser, ed. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014).


"Transnational Queer Phenomenology: Zapotec Muxes in Marie Clare and Documentary," Transnational Feminisms, Laura Lengel and Noemi Marin, eds., forthcoming


Book Reviews
Review of Curating Difficult Knowledges: Violent Pasts in Public Spaces, 
by Erica Lehrer, Cynthia E. Milton, and Monica Patterson, eds. e- misférica 9.1 On the Subject of Archives (Summer 2012).


Review of Human Rights in the Mayan Region: Global Politics, Cultural Contentions, and Moral Engagements by Pedro Pitarch, Shannon Speed, and Xochitl Leyva Solano, eds., e-misférica 6.2 Cultura y Derechos (Spring 2010).


Review of So That All Shall Know/Para que todos lo sepan by Daniel Hernández-Salazar, Journal of Latin American Geography Vol. 8, No. 1 (2009).


Web-Based Publications
"New Social Media's Mark on the Historical Struggle for Autonomy in Guatemala," History News Network, October 2010.


TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
History of modern Latin America; youth studies, social movements, genocide, and violence; disability, race, medicine, and reproduction in 19th century Central America; and transnational histories of student movements throughout the Spanish-speaking world.


COURSES
HIS 150 Critical Thinking Historical Biography
HIS 211 Criminal Justice in the Americas
HIS 227 Colonial Latin America
HIS 228 Modern Latin America
HIS 367 Youth Politics and Culture in the Americas