Affiliated Faculty, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Clendenen Professor of History (2010-12)
Interim Co-Chair of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (2008-09)
Eileen Findlay graduated from Oberlin College and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she held a Jacob Javits fellowship. Her new book, 'We Are Left Without a Father Here': Masculinity, Domesticity, and Migration in Post-War Puerto Rico will be published by Duke University Press in late 2014. Findlay's first book, Imposing Decency: The Politics of Sexuality and Race in Puerto Rico, 1870-1920 was also published with Duke University Press. In her article, “Courtroom Tales of Sex and Honor: Rapto and Rape in Late-Nineteenth Century Puerto Rico,” published in Sueann Caulfield, et al, eds., Honor, Status, and the Law in Modern Latin America, Findlay began to explore her current interest in laboring people’s artistic and political shaping of oral narratives. She has continued these investigations through her development of two oral history projects, one with Cuban ex-revolutionaries living in Miami, Florida, and the other with Nuyorican return migrants to Puerto Rico, from which she has published a number of articles.
PhD, 1995, Latin American History, University of Wisconsin, Madison BA, 1982, Religion, Oberlin College