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Kate Paarlberg-Kvam

Katherine Paarlberg-Kvam

Kate Paarlberg-Kvam is a Visiting Assistant Professor of History, and also teaches courses in Latin American Studies, Gender Studies, International Affairs, and Inter-Group Relations. She holds an MA from Dartmouth College and a PhD from the State University of New York at Albany, where her 2016 doctoral dissertation, The Key to Peace is Ours: Women's Peacebuilding in Twenty-First Century Colombia, examined the work of three networks of women's organizations in the development of recent peace talks in that country. She has published articles and book chapters on the Colombian peace accords and the work of feminist organizations, as well as on the implications of global security discourse.

Professor Paarlberg-Kvam has taught at Skidmore since 2014. Along with her introductory courses on Latin American and Latinx history, she teaches upper-level courses on colonial and postcolonial masculinity, Latin American women's movements, and wars and revolutions in twentieth-century Latin America. She enjoys imbuing her courses with interrogations of race and power, the gendering of international affairs, and methods of maintaining and challenging cultural hegemony in the Western hemisphere.