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Jessica Stites Mor
HistoryOffice: ART 242
Graduate student supervisor
Transnational solidarity movements; politics and culture of the left; cinema and digital media.
Courses & Teaching
Latin America; Global South; documentary.
PhD, History, Yale University
Research Interests & Projects
I research solidarity movements, with a focus on the particularlties of South-South transnational activism. I am primarily interested in how such movements produce cultural and intellectual exchange. I focus on the role of cultural production, such as cinema, photography, and media, in shaping relations between Latin America and other regions of the Global South, specifically the Middle East and Africa.
Selected Publications & Presentations
Stites Mor, J. South-South Solidarity and the Latin American Left, Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2022.
Stites Mor, J. “Networks of South-South Solidarity and Cold War Argentine Filmmaking,” in The Cultural Cold War and the Global South: Sites of Contest and Communitas, eds. K. Zein, M. Popescu, and K. Bystrom. London: Routledge, 2021.
Stites-Mor, J. “Rendering Armed Struggle: OSPAAAL, Cuban Poster Art, and South-South Solidarity at the United Nations,” Jahrbuch für Geschichte Lateinamerikas = Anuario de Historia de América Latina 56 (2019): 42-65.
Stites Mor, J., ed. The Art of Solidarity: Visual and Performative Cultures in Cold War Latin America. Austin: University of Texas, 2018.
Stites Mor, J., ed. Human Rights and Transnational Solidarity in Cold War Latin America. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, February 2013.
Stites Mor, J. Transition Cinema: Political Filmmaking and the Argentine Left since 1968. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, May 2012.
Feld, C. and J. Stites Mor. El pasado que miramos: memoria e imagen en Argentina (The Past We View: Memory and Image in the Recent Argentine Past). Buenos Aires: Editorial Paidos, 2009.
Stites Mor, J. “Transgression and Responsibility: Shifting Discourses in Argentine Women’s Filmmaking from Maria Luisa Bemberg to Lucrecia Martel.” In El cine argentino de hoy: Entre el arte y la politica. Ed., Viviana Rangil. Buenos Aires: Editorial Biblos, 2008.
Selected Grants & Awards
SSHRC Insight Grant, “Visualizing the Revolution: Cuban Solidarity Photography,” 2021
SSHRC Connection “Beyond Borders: Solidarity, Refuge and Asylum,” 2019
SSHRC Insight Grant “South to South: Latin American Transnational Solidarity Movements and the Global South,” 2015-2018
Curriculum Innovation Award, 2010 and 2011