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Kari Zimmerman

Associate Professor, Chair of History

American Culture and Difference
Family Studies
Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Latin American & Caribbean Studies

  • Education
  • PhD, Latin American History
    Stanford University, 2009

Dr. Zimmerman received her Ph.D. in Latin American History from Stanford University in 2010 and also holds a Masters in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is currently revising her book manuscript Women of Independent Means: Female Entrepreneurs and Property Owners in Rio de Janeiro, 1869-1904. Her research and teaching areas include Modern Latin America with a particular emphasis on Brazil, social and economic history of Brazil, African slavery in the Americas, and women and gender in the Atlantic World.