Karin Alejandra Rosemblatt is a historian of 20th-century Latin America who examines scientific expertise, citizenship and state policies. Her work centers the circulation of ideas regarding gender, race, indigeneity, labor and human rights throughout North and South America.
Rosemblatt’s most recent book is “The Science and Politics of Race in Mexico and the United States, 1910-1950” (2018), which traces the intricate connections among the development of the human sciences, the concept of race, and policies toward indigenous peoples. Rosemblatt is also coeditor of an anthology on “Race and Nation in Modern Latin America” (2003).
She is currently working on a collection of essays that explores Latin Americans’ contributions to global human rights norms and researching debates regarding rights in the writing of Chile’s new constitution and is the principal investigator for a five-year National Science Foundation grant aimed at promoting and coordinating research on science and other knowledge practices in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Rosemblatt has received numerous national awards and fellowships. She has served on the Board of Editors of History of Social Science (2022- ) and the Journal of Women’s History (2011-2018).