Sueann Caulfield is Associate Professor of History at UM. She specializes in the history of modern Brazil, with emphasis on gender and sexuality. Her first book, In Defense of Honor: Morality, Modernity, and Nation in Early Twentieth-Century Brazil (Duke University Press, 2000) dealt with the meaning of honor in Brazilian law and popular culture. She has co-edited a volume that looks as how honor changed in Latin America from the colonial to the national periods: Honor, Status, and Law in Modern Latin American History (Duke, 2005). Professor Caulfield has also published a variety of works in both U.S. and Brazilian journals on the topic of gender and historiography, family, race, and sexuality in Brazil. She is currently working on a social history of the concept of legitimacy in twentieth-century Brazil.
Social and Cultural Theories in the Twentieth Century Social Sciences
Family Ties: Honor, Sexualilty and Law in Latin American History
The Idea of Universal Law: European Theories and Regional Practices
2005 “The Changing Politics of Freedom and Virginity in Rio de Janeiro, 1920-1940,” in Honor, Status, and Law in Modern Latin American History (Durham: Duke University Press), 223-245.
2004 “Interracial Courtship in the Rio de Janeiro Courts, 1918-1940,” in ejandra Rosemblatt (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press), 163-1 in Race and Nation in Modern Latin America, ed. Nancy Appelbaum, Anne S. Macpherson, and Karin Al86.
2003 “La importancia del color em la sexualidade y el matrimonio: evidencias halladas en expediented judiciales de crímenes sexuales en Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 1918-1940,” in Género y Cultura en América Latina: Arte, Historia y estudios de Género, ed. Luzelena Gutiérrez de Velasco (Mexico City: El Colegio de México/UNESCO), 281-314.
2001 “The History of Gender in Latin American Historiography,” keynote essay, Hispanic American Historical Review, 81, no. 3-4 (2001): 451-492.
In Defense of Honor: Morality, Modernity, and Nation in Early Twentieth-Century Brazil (Durham: Duke University Press, 2000).
Honor, Status, and Law in Modern Latin American History, co-edited with Sarah Chambers and Lara Putnam (Durham: Duke University Press, 2005).