Jessica Stites Mor, University of British Columbia

Associate Professor History Okanagan Campus Vancouver, British Columbia jessica.stites-mor@ubc.ca Office: (250) 807-9655

Bio/Research

I am currently researching transnational solidarity movements, focusing on the particularities of South-South political activism. I have recently completed work on an edited volume that examines notions of citizenship, human rights and political community in transnational solidarity movements acr...

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Bio/Research

I am currently researching transnational solidarity movements, focusing on the particularities of South-South political activism. I have recently completed work on an edited volume that examines notions of citizenship, human rights and political community in transnational solidarity movements across Latin America during the Cold War. I have also begun preliminary research on the historical meanings of transnational solidarity projects for the Argentine Left, with a forthcoming article on the case study of solidarity with the PLO entitled, "Nuestros Palestinos: The PLO and the Arab League in the Argentine Political Imaginary."

As a cultural historian, my teaching frequently involves the exploration of art, performance, craft, and media technologies. I have recently begun a pilot project at UBC Okanagan teaching hands-on documentary filmmaking as a tool for historians and other humanities and social science scholars. My course Digital Media and History uses creative practice and dialogue to uncover the many ways in which historians use film and digital media for inquiry, interpretation, and communication. I have recently given talks on the role of digital media in political activism, collective memory struggles, and public history debates.

I currently serve as the program coordinator and director of the Latin American Studies program and the graduate themed option in interdisciplinary studies in Latin American and Iberian Studies.


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