Kristina Boylan

Kristina Boylan

Kristina Boylan
Associate Professor, History


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Communications + Humanities Department
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  • D. Phil. University of Oxford
  • M. St. University of Oxford
  • B.A. Appalachian State University


  • Revolutionary Mexico
  • Latin America
  • Gender, spirituality, and civic engagement
  • World history
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Food studies
  • Art, creativity, and culture.


  • "Virgin of Guadalupe." In Eric Zolov, ed., Icons of Mexico: Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (USA: ABC-CLIO, 2015).
  • Book review, Ondina E. Gonzalez, and Justo L. Gonzalez 'Christianity in Latin America. A history,' The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 62: 2 (2011), pp. 407-408. doi:10.1017/S0022046910003428.
  • "Genero, fe, y nacion: El Activismo de las catolicas mexicanas, 1917-1940," in Gabriela Cano, Mary Kay Vaughan, y Jocelyn Olcott, comps., Genero, poder y politica en el Mexico posrevolucionario, Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura Economica/Universidad Autonoma de Mexico-Iztapalapa, 2009). "Just Use the Web?!? Observations on Students' (Un)Critical Readings of Internet Sources," Annual Teaching and Teaching Materials Committee Meeting Report, Conference on Latin American History (Spring 2009).
  • John Paul II," "Pius IX [Pope]," and "Rosa de Lima," entries for the Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture (USA: Cengage Press, 2008).
  • "Revolutionary and Not-So-Revolutionary Negotiations in Catholic Annulment, Bigamy, and Divorce Trials: The Archdiocese of Mexico, 1929-40," in Matthew Butler, ed., Faith and Impiety in Revolutionary Mexico, 1910-1940 (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007 [UK]).
  • "Gendering the Faith and Altering the Nation: The Union Femenina Catolica Mexicana and Women's Revolutionary and Religious Experiences (1917-1940)," chapter in Sex in Revolution: Gender, Politics, and Power in Modern Mexico, eds. Gabriela Cano, Jocelyn Olcott, and Mary Kay Vaughan (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2006).
  • "Mexican Catholic Action [Accion Catolica Mexicana]," "Mexican Social Secretariat [Secretariado Social Mexicano]," "National Catholic Labor Confederation [Confederacion Nacional Catolica del Trabajo]," "National Catholic Party [Partido Catolico Nacional]," entries for the Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics, eds. Roy Domenico and Mark Hanley, (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2006).
  • "The Feminine 'Apostolate in Society' versus the Mexican State: The Union Femenina Catolica Mexicana, 1929-1940," chapter in Right Wing Women: From Conservatives to Extremists around the Globe, eds. Margaret Power and Paola Bacchetta (New York: Routledge, 2002).


Book project

  • They Were Always Doing Something: Mexican Catholic Women's Activism, 1929-1940 (ms in development).
  • Member: Colloquium for the Study of the History of Women and Gender in Mexico, 2000-present.
  • Growing Solutions: Service-Based Learning project connecting "Food in Society" classes to community gardens (via growing seedlings, designing educational materials, and blogging), 2011-present
  • Mohawk Valley Mini Maker Faire, 2016 participant


  • Mexican history and culture (audience: elementary school-adult)
  • Latin American history and culture (audience: elementary school-adult)
  • History and historiography, issues in researching and writing history (audience: high school-adult)




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