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Dr. Corinna Zeltsman

Assistant Professor of History (2017).
B.A. Wesleyan University (2006), M.A., Duke University (2013); Ph.D., Duke University (2016).

Teaching and Research Interests: Latin America, Mexico, History of Printing and the Book, Visual Culture, Labor History

Upper Division Courses:

  • HIST 3030 Mexican History and Visual Culture
  • HIST 3537 Colonial Latin America
  • HIST 3538 Modern Latin America


Contact Information:
Department of History
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8054
Statesboro, GA 30460-8054

Office: #2092, Interdisciplinary Academic Building
Tel.: 912-478—–
Fax: 912-478-0377

Selected Publications:

Professional Activities, Awards, and Honors:

  • William Reese Company/John Alden Memorial Fellowship, John Carter Brown Library, 2019
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University, 2018-2019
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Research Fellowship, 2018
  • Best Dissertation Prize, Nineteenth-Century Section, Latin American Studies Association, 2018
  • Bibliographical Society of America/Pine Tree Foundation Fellowship in Hispanic Bibliography, 2018
  • Scholarly Pursuit Award, Georgia Southern University, 2018
  • Richmond Brown Dissertation Prize, Latin American & Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association, 2017

Current Research:

  • I research the history of printing and the book, political culture, and labor in Latin America. My first book, Ink under the Fingernails: Printing Politics in Nineteenth-Century Mexico (University of California Press, 2021), examines how everyday practices and acute conflicts surrounding printing shaped broader debates about press freedom and authorship across the long nineteenth century.
  • My new project is a political, cultural, and environmental history of paper in post-colonial Latin America. The project examines the afterlives of Spain’s sprawling administrative empire alongside emerging forms of political practice and cultural negotiation mediated by paper, precisely as papermaking shifted from rag- to tree-based technologies that generated new environmental and labor configurations.

Last updated: 3/30/2022