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.
PhD, UCLA, History 2016
MA, UCLA, History 2011
BA, Bowdoin College, Spanish, Latin American Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, 2008
Awards, Honors and Recognitions
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.
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."
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.