Marti Lamar

Assistant Professor of History

B.S., Indiana University at South Bend
M.A., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Programs: History, Women's and Gender Studies

Marti Lamar joined the faculty in 1993 and teaches courses in Latin American and European history.  She earned a B.S. in Social Studies Education (History and Political Science) from Indiana University at South Bend, a M.A. in European History from the University of Notre Dame, and a Ph.D. in Latin American history from the University of Texas at Austin where she was a University Fellow and Assistant Instructor.  Dr. Lamar was also a Fulbright Scholar in Chile, 1988-1989, where she conducted dissertation research in the National Archives.

Dr. Lamar's primary research field has been colonial Latin American history with specialization in the business and family history of early nineteenth-century Chilean merchants. That work included substantial study of late colonial women.

While continuing to explore biography as social history, her latest scholarly adventure takes her in a radically new direction (at least for Latin Americanist historians) to the history of Southern women in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century United States.

In 2008 Dr. Lamar was honored by St. Norbert College with the Leonard Ledvina Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Courses
HIST 113 History of Western Civilization II: Early Modern and Modern Europe
HIST 130 History of Latin America
HIST 309/WMGS 309 Women in Latin America
HIST 311 Mexico Since Independence
HIST 321 The Spanish Conquest of the Americas
HIST 332 The History of Imperial Spain
HIST 333 Cuba: From Colony to Castro