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Cassia Roth

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Associate Professor, History and Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History

Cassia Roth is an Associate Professor of History & Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Georgia. Dr. Roth is also the Director of Graduate Studies with the Department of History.  Previously, she was a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of History, Classics, and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh, and a Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar at the Fundação Oswaldo Cruz in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  She received her PhD in Latin American History with a Concentration in Gender Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2016. 

Her book, titled A Miscarriage of Justice: Women’s Reproductive Lives and the Law in Early Twentieth-Century Brazil (Stanford University Press, 2020), examines reproductive health in relation to legal and medical policy in Brazil’s then-capital city. It won the 2021 Murdo J. MacLeod Book Prize from the Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association.

Currently, she is working on a project entitled “Birthing Abolition: Enslaved Women’s Reproduction and the Gradual End of Slavery in Nineteenth-Century Brazil.” See the Birthing Abolition section of her website for more information.

Education:

PhD, UCLA, History 2016

MA, UCLA, History 2011

BA, Bowdoin College, Spanish, Latin American Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, 2008

Of note:

Roth awarded Murdo J. Macleod Book Prize in Latin American History

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 10:32pm

 

Cassia Roth, Assistant Professor of History & Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Georgia, recently won the Murdo J. Macleod Book Prize in Latin American History.

Dr. Cassia Roth awarded NEH Fellowship

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 2:54pm

 

Congratulations to Dr. Cassia Roth for her recently announced NEH Fellowship, for research on "Enslaved Women, Reproduction, and the Gradual End of Slavery in Nineteenth-century Brazil."

Kindling for the fire: why Brazil’s lost research archives are irreplaceable

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 11:45am

Cassia Roth has a new article recently published at the Art Newspaper.com. Roth was recently at Brazil’s Museu Nacional in Rio de Janeiro in July for archival research and writes of the museum fire's impact and what the loss means to our historical record. You can read the entire article on-line.

 

Events featuring Cassia Roth
Sanford Hall, Room 314

On November 13th at 12PM, Dr. Cassia Roth, Assistant Professor of History and Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Georgia presents her work, "A Miscarriage of Justice: Women’s Reproductive Lives and the Law in Early Twentieth-Century Brazil".

Abstract

This book examines women’s reproductive health…

LeConte Hall 221

Join us in celebrating the release of Dr. Cassia Roth's forthcoming book, A Miscarriage of Justice: Women’s Reproductive Lives and the Law in Early Twentieth-Century Brazil(Stanford U Press, January 2020).

A Miscarriage of Justice examines women's reproductive health in relation to…

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