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Prof. Dr. Delia González de Reufels

: Prof. Dr. Delia González de Reufels

Building/room:  Geisteswissenschaften 2 (GW2) B2590
Phone:  +49 (0) 421 218 670 37

E-Mail:  dgrprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Head of the ZeMKI Lab: "Audio-visual Media and Historiography"

Subject

History of Latin America

Vita

Delia González de Reufels was born and raised in Germany as a daughter of Spanish immigrants. She studied English Literature, Romance Languages and Iberian and Latin American History at the University of Cologne, Germany and Goldsmiths' College London. After her MA, she wrote her thesis on the topic of 19th century Mexican history and was awarded a PhD by the University of Cologne, Germany in 2002. In 2004 she became a Junior professor and since 2010 holds a permanent position as professor for Latin American History („Geschichte Lateinamerikas“) (W2) in the Department of History (FB 8).

She researches and teaches Migration History, Women's - and Gender History, the history of Latin American Population, the history of the military in the Cono Sur, Mexican History and the history of Mexican Border Regions and US-Latin American Relations. Since 2012 she has been teaching and researching in cooperation with colleagues from the Film Studies Department at Universität Bremen (Prof. Dr. Winfried Pauleit, FB 9 und Dr. Rasmus Greiner, FB 9) on history and the moving image and has been involved in the Bremen International Film Symposium, taking an active part in it. So far, two publications have resulted from this cooperation. The history of development aid and the history of population politics in Latin America after 1945 are currently two important fields of research of which the doctoral candidates in Latin American History at this university are also part of.

The chronological focus of her research has been on early colonial times and the 19th century, but her work increasingly focuses on 20th century and contemporary history. Regions of interest are Mexico, Chile and the Cono Sur as well as the Caribbean and the Republic of Haiti. She has been invited professor at the Sorbonne, Paris 1 (2012), scholar in residence at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (2008) and profesora invitada of the Colegio de Michoacán, Mexico (2002). She has researched archives in Mexico, Chile, the United States and various European countries.

She won the dissertation prize for best dissertation in the humanities from the Offermann-Hergarten-Stiftung foundation at the university of Cologne (2004) and held scholarships from, among others, the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, HSP III/ German Academic Exchange as well as ERASMUS.

In 2009 she founded and has since then lead the working group „Latin American History in Global Perspective“ which is part of the ADLAF e.V. (Arbeitsgruppe Deutsche Lateinamerika Forschung). She is also a member of the jury of the Johannes-Zilkens-Promotionspreises of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (since 2013), tutors students who are fellows of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes at Universität Bremen (since 2011), was from 2004 until 2012 jury member of ERP-fellowships (which endows German graduates who want to pursue their studies at leading universities in the US) and is Gutachterin for the Humboldt Foundation, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the DAAD (Dep. Latin America) and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (PhD grants, fellowships). She oversees the cooperation of Universität Bremen with Columbian universities (i.e. Javeriana in Bogotá and the Universidad del Valle, Cali) and has cooperated with the ZMML to establish new formats of teaching with the University of California at Santa Barbara (video conference seminars in 2013/14 and 2014/2015).

Research interests

History of Latin America

Publications

Monographs and Edited Collections:

  1. (Herausgeberin mit Rasmus Greiner und Winfried Pauleit): Film und Geschichte. Produktion und Erfahrung von Geschichte durch Bewegtbild und Ton (Film and History. Producing and Experiencing History in Moving Images and Sound), Berlin: Bertz & Fischer 2015
  2. Rinke, Stefan; González de Reufels, Delia (eds.) (2014): Expert Knowledge in Latin American History: Local, Transnational, and Global Perspectives. Stuttgart: Verlag Dieter Heinz [Reihe Hirstoramericana Bd. 34]
  3. González de Reufels, Delia (eds.) (2009): Von fernen Frauen. Beiträge zur lateinamerikanischen Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte. Stuttgart: Verlag Dieter Heinz [Reihe Historamericana Bd. 21]
  4. Cramaussel, Chantal; González de Reufels, Delia (eds.) (2007): Viajeros y migrantes franceses en la América espanola y portuguesa durante del siglo XIX. Zamora: El Colegio de Michoacán, 2 Bde.

Articles:

  1. Gonzalez de Reufels, Delia (2019): Health, Education and General Conscription: Chilean Social Policy and the Military in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Cen- tury. In: Historical Social Research, Vol. 45, No.2 (172).

  2. Gonzalez de Reufels, Delia/Kuhlmann, Johanna/Nullmeier, Frank/Schlichte, Klaus (2019): “How Social Policy Travels. A Refined Model of Diffusion”. In: Global Social Policy (2019), S.1-17. DOI:10.1177/1468018119888443

  3. González de Reufels, Delia (2018): [Rezension] Afterlives of the Disappeared: Recent Scholarship on State terror and the “desaparecidos”. In: Iberoamericana Año XVIII (2018) Nr. 67 (März), S. 247-253.

  4. González de Reufels, Delia (2018): Bevölkerungswissen in demografischen Karten und der haitianische Zensus von 1950. In: Balcar, Jaromír/Nina Balcar (Hrsg.): Das Andere und das Selbst. Perspektiven diesseits und jenseits der Kulturgeschichte. Doris Kaufmann zum 65. Geburtstag. Bremen: Edition Temmen, S. 93-105.

  5. González de Reufels, Delia (2015): Dieses heroische Volk verdient unsere Liebe. Deutungen der demografischen Entwicklung Haitis und die Anfänge der haitianischen Familienplanung in der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts, in: Etzemüller, Thomas (ed.): Vom "Volk" zur "Population". Formen der interventionistischen Bevölkerungspolitik in der Nachkriegszeit. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot 2015, 105-133.

  6. González de Reufels, Delia (2015): Bildmigration und Geschichte. Das Ende der chilenischen Militärdiktatur in Pablo Larraíns Spielfilm No!, in: González, Delia & Greiner, Rasmus & Pauleit, Winfried: „Film und Geschichte. Produktion und Erfahrung von Geschichte durch Bewegtbild und Ton“ (Film and History. Producing and Experiencing History in Moving Images and Sound), Berlin: Bertz & Fischer 2015, 77-88.
  7. González de Reufels, Delia (2014): ¿Estado en vilo? el noroeste de la República de México y la (in-)seguridad del territorio nacional a mitad del siglo XIX", en: M. Contreras/ L. Hölck/ S. Rinke: Gobernanza y Seguridad. La conquista republicana de las fronteras latinoamericanas en el siglo XIX. Stuttgart: Verlag Hans-Dieter Heinz, 43 - 63.
  8. González de Reufels, Delia; Hoerder, Dirk (2011): Migration to Mexico, Migration in Mexico: A Special Case on the North American Continent, in: Hoerder, Dirk; Faires, Nora (eds.): Migrants and Migration in Modern North America, Cross-Border Lives, Labor Markets, and Politics. Durham & Lonson: Duke University Press 2011, 188-209.
  9. González de Reufels, Delia (2010): Das Dilemma der Demographie: Geburtenkontrolle in Lateinamerika und der Karibik von 1945 bis 1989, in: Arbeitsgemeinschaft historischer Forschungseinrichtungen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (ed.): Jahrbuch der historischen Forschung in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Berichtsjahr 2009. München: Oldenbourg Verlag, 97-102.
  10. González de Reufels, Delia (2009): Adelige indigene Frauen zur Zeit der Eroberung und ersten Besiedlung Mexikos: Isabel Moctezuma und ihre Schwestern, in: dies. (eds.): Von fernen Frauen. Beiträge zur lateinamerikansichen Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte. Stuttgart: Verlag Dieter Heinz, S. 75-97.