Associate Professor of History
University of Arizona
Professor Pieper-Mooney’s research and teaching focuses on Latin America, Gender, and Comparative/Global and World History. She is especially interested in human rights, women’s rights, gender equity, and notions of inclusion and exclusion in the making of modern nations. Her first book The Politics of Motherhood: Maternity and Women’s Rights in Twentieth-Century Chile (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009) presents a study of citizenship rights in Chile through the lens of gender analysis. She has also written extensively about human rights, transnational women’s activism, and the forging of global feminisms in the post WWII era. She is currently writing the biography of the Chilean physician Benjamin Viel, with special attention to the dynamics of public health systems in Chile and the Americas, and has begun a second book titled Roads they Traveled: The Politics of Chilean Exile in Cold War Germany, which presents a ‘street-level’ history of the Cold War from the perspective of Chilean exile in East and West Berlin.