Associate Professor of History

Dr. Farnsworth-Alvear teaches in both the History Department and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Her first book, Dulcinea in the factory: Myths, Morals, Men, and Women in Colombia's Industrial Experiment, 1905-1960 (Duke University Press, 2000) won both the Bolton-Johnson prize, awarded by the American Historical Association, and the Allan Sharlin prize, awarded by the Social Science History Association.  She is co-editor of The Colombia Reader (Duke University Press, 2016), and is currently working on a book about the extraction of gold and platinum from the San Juan River in the Colombian Chocó. A longer-term project engages oral histories of war in Angola to provide a fuller, more trans-national description of the 1960s and 1970s. She lives in Philadelphia with her family.

Executive Board Term End



Cultural Studies and Cultural History Transnational Feminisms Women of Color Feminisms

Selected Publications