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Molly Ball

  • History Lecturer

PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2013

449 Rush Rhees Library
(585) 276-7184

Office Hours: R 2:00 - 4:00 pm, and by appointment

Curriculum Vitae


Global History

Research Overview

My primary research interests focus on how the intersection of gender, immigration, race and class manifested in the early-twentieth century Brazilian labor market.  My current book project examines the shifts in labor market inequality in São Paulo, Brazil from the end of the Empire in 1889, through the duration of the Old Republic (1889-1930), and to the end of Getulio Vargas’ Estado Novo in 1945.  My research interests also examine the lived experiences and decisions working-class and immigrant women faced in Brazil.

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • HIST 150:  Colonial Latin America, Syllabus
  • HIST 151:  Modern Latin America, Syllabus
  • HIST 153:  History of Brazil (1500-2009), Syllabus
  • HIST 155:  Film as History: Modern Latin America, Syllabus
  • HIST 252:  Immigration in the Americas, Syllabus
  • HIST 254:  Big Business in Brazil, Syllabus
  • HIST 351:  The Birth of the Modern Latin America City, Syllabus