Linda B. Hall

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Regents' Professor in Arts and Sciences

Photo: Linda B. Hall

Email: lbhall@unm.edu
Phone: (505) 277-4138
Office: Mesa Vista 1076

Education:

BA in Government and International Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 1960
MA in Ibero-American Studies, Southern Methodist University, 1970
M.Phil. in Latin American History, Columbia University, 1975
Ph.D. in Latin American History, Columbia University, 1976

Research Interests:

Modern Latin America, Modern Mexico, Gender, Film, and Religion in Latin America

Research Statement:

Dr. Hall’s published work has focused principally on the Mexican Revolution and the U.S.-Mexican border, and includes the volumes Alvaro Obregón: Power and Revolution in Mexico, 1911-1920; Texas and the Mexican Revolution: A Study in State and National Border Policy, 1910-1920; and Oil, Banks and Politics: The United States and Mexico, 1917-1924. Dr. Hall’s scholarly interests also extend beyond Mexico, encompassing both U.S.-Latin American relations and regional studies more broadly. She has made contributions in comparative work involving Argentina, Cuba and Brazil, co-authored Tangled Destinies: Latin America and the United States with Don M. Coever.  In 2004 she published Mother and Warrior: The Virgin Mary in Spain and Latin America with the University of Texas Press. Her recent book, Dolores Del Rio: Beauty in Light and Shade, was published by Stanford University Press in 2013. During her tenure at UNM, Dr. Hall has been the recipient of numerous academic honors and fellowships, including the year 2000 University Research Lecturer and the 1988 Medalla de Acero de Mérito Histórico from the Society of History, Geography and Statistics of Nuevo Leon

Profile:

Linda Hall has been a professor of Latin American History at UNM since 1986, where she also served as director of Latin American Studies between 1995 and 2000. Her published work has focused principally on the Mexican Revolution and the U.S.—Mexican border. Her scholarly interests also extend beyond Mexico, encompassing both U.S.—Latin American relations and regional studies more broadly.  Recently, her research has turned to issues of religion, gender, and film in Latin America.

Recent/Select Publications:

Dolores Del Río: Beauty in Light and Shade, Stanford University Press, 2013

Mary, Mother and Warrior: The Virgin in Spain and Latin America, University of Texas Press, 2004

Tangled Destinies: Latin America and the United States, with Don M. Coerver, University of New Mexico Press, 1999

Oil, Banks, and Politics: The United States and Mexico, 1917-1924, University of Texas Press, 1995

Revolution on the Border: The United States and Mexico, 1910-1920, with Don M. Coerver, University of New Mexico Press, 1988

Texas and the Mexican Revolution, with Don M. Coerver, Trinity University Press

Alvaro Obregón: Power and Revolution in Mexico, Texas A&M Press, 1981

Awards:

University Research Lecturer, University of New Mexico, 2000

Snead-Wertheim Lecturer, Department of History, University of New Mexico, Spring 2000

Fulbright Summer Fellowship to Peru, summers 1995, 1998

Courses:

  • History of Latin America
  • Latin American Film
  • Beauty, Body and Power
  • U.S. and Mexico
  • U.S. in the 3rd World
  • Vietnam War
  • Mexico Since 1821
  • Mexican Revolution
  • Inter-American Relations
  • Women in Modern Latin America
  • Historical Methods