Title/s: Associate Professor; Director, Latin American Studies Program
Specialty Area: Modern Latin America, Modern Mexican History
Office #: Crown Center 548
CV Link: Dina Berger CV
Professor Berger resigned her position in Fall 2015.
Dina Berger (PhD, University of Arizona, 2002; BA, Tulane University, 1994) is Associate Professor of History at Loyola University Chicago, where she teaches courses on Mexican and Latin American history. She previously taught at the College of Wooster, Michigan State University and the University of Arizona.
Berger’s research focuses on Mexican diplomacy, tourism, Pan American civic groups, and gender and foreign relations. Her most important publications include Holiday in Mexico: Critical Reflections on Tourism and Tourist Encounters, edited with Andrew G. Wood (Duke University Press, 2010) and The Development of Mexico's Tourism Industry: Pyramids by Day, Martinis by Night (Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2006). She is currently engaged in a project examining Pan Americanism and civic activists of the Pan American movement throughout the twentieth century.
Berger is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including a Clements Center-DeGoyler Library Research Grant and a Ralston Faculty Research Grant. She was the recipient of the Graduate College Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Arizona in 1999–2000. She is currently the director of Teaching and Mentoring Programs for the Graduate School, and creator and director of Loyola University Chicago's Dissertation “Boot Camp.”
Inter-American relations, Modern Latin America, Mexico from the 1920s–1940s, tourism, Pan-American civic groups, gender, and diplomacy.
HIST 201: Introduction to Latin American History
HIST 291: Historical Methods
HIST 300E: Race in Latin America
HIST 300W: Mexican Revolution in Popular Imagination
HIST 354: 19th Century Latin America
HIST 355: Recent Latina American History
HIST 356: Central America and the Caribbean
HIST 357: History of Mexico
HIST 359W: Inter-American Relations
HIST 410: Diplomatic History of US And Latin America
INTS 101: Introduction to International Studies
Holiday in Mexico: Critical Reflections on Tourism and Tourist Encounters, Dina Berger and Andrew G. Wood, eds. (Durham: Duke University Press, 2010).
The Development of Mexico’s Tourism Industry: Pyramids by Day, Martinis by Night (Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2006).
“Relative Independence and the Peculiarities of Mexican Diplomacy,” co-authored with Monica Rankin, A Companion to Mexican History and Culture, William H. Beezley, ed. (Wiley-Blackwell Press, 2011), 238–260.
“Goodwill Ambassadors on Holiday: Tourism, Public Diplomacy, and Mexico-US Relations,” in Holiday in Mexico: Critical Reflections on Tourism and Tourist Encounters, Dina Berger and Andrew G. Wood, eds. (Durham: Duke University Press, 2010), 107–130.