Dr. Melissa E Gormley

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Contact Info

2401 Ullsvik Hall
1 University Plz
Platteville, WI 53818-3001

Campuses and Colleges

  • UW-Platteville
  • Liberal Arts and Education

Department Info

2401 Ullsvik Hall




Ph.D.  History, University of California, Davis, 2006

M.A.    History, San Francisco State University, 1999

B.A.     History, San Francisco State University, 1996


Atlantic World and the Portuguese Empire

African Diaspora  

Latin American and Caribbean cultural history


  • History 1020: World Civilization II
  • History 3460: History of Modern Africa
  • History 3640: Imperialism and Resistance
  • History 3650: Race, Class, and Gender in Latin American History
  • History 3660: Colonial Latin American History
  • History 3670: Modern Latin American History
  • History 4900: Historiography and Research Methods: Senior Seminar

Recent Publications

  • “Gender, Space, and the Violence of the Everyday in Parque Industrial” In Women in Contemporary Latin American Novels: Psychoanalysis and Gendered Violence (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
  •  Review of Securing Sex: Morality and Repression in the Making of Cold War Brazil by Benjamin A. Cowan. Journal of the History of Sexuality 27:3 (2018): 480-481.
  •  Review of The Ailing City: Health, Tuberculosis, and Culture in Buenos Aires, 1870-1950 by Diego Armus. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 3 (2012): 507-508.
  •  “To Educate and Protect: Politicians, Nurses and Poor Women in Rio de Janeiro, 1930-1945.” Revista de Historia Iberoamericana 3, no. 2 (2010): 22-46.
  • Review of From Slavery to Freedom in Brazil, 1825-1900 by Dale Torston Graden. Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 9, no.1 (2008).