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Kathryn Evans

Graduate Student



Katy Evans has been a Ph.D. Candidate in Modern Latin American history working with Joaquín Chávez and Chris Boyer (now at Northern Arizona University) since 2018. Her project covers the creation, perception, and experience of gendered roles during the Nicaraguan Sandinista Revolution through to the end of Sandinista political power in 1990 via democratic election.

Selected Publications

Review of Nemser, Daniel. Infrastructures of Race: Concentration and Biopolitics in Colonial Mexico. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2017. Spring 2018, The Coordinating Council of Women in History


2018 Master of Arts in History, Ball State University
2016 Bachelor of Arts in History and English Literature, Saint Mary’s College

Teaching assistantships at UIC:
HIST 262: Modern Latin American History
HIST 106: Western Civilization since 1400
HIST 105: Global Transformations and the Rise of the West Since 1000

Exam fields:
Modern Latin America
Modern Central America
The Global Cold War

Selected Presentations

Presenter, 22nd Annual Ball State University Student History Conference, February 2019, “Construyendo la Mujer Nueva: The Image and Reality of the Revolutionary ‘New Woman’”

Research Currently in Progress

Research Interests:
Modern Latin America, Nicaraguan history, gender history, the Global Cold War