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Dr. Cheryl Jimenez Frei (she/her/hers)

Cheryl Jimenez-Frei
  • Assistant Professor
  • History
  • Latin American and Latinx Studies

Teaching Interests
  • Public History
  • Latin America
  • Museums
  • Memory Studies 
Research and Creative Activities
  • Argentina & the Southern Cone
  • Memory & the Built Environment
  • Visual culture
  • Oral history 
  • Digital history 
  • Latinx History & Identity in the Midwest 

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara (History & Public History)
M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara (Latin American & Iberian Studies)
B.A. Northern Michigan University (International Studies & Journalism)

Published Research
  • “Surviving, Learning, and Striving in the Times of Pandemic: Teaching with a Journal of the Plague Year: a COVID-19 Archive,” Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, December 2020.
  • “Adapting and Finding Meaning in Uncertain Times: Teaching the JOTPY Archive,” History@Work, The National Council on Public History blog, Sept. 24, 2020. 
  • “Columbus, Juana, and the Politics of the Plaza: Battles over Monuments, Memory, and Identity in Buenos Aires,” Journal of Latin American Studies, vol. 51, (3) August 2019, pp. 607-638.
  • “Towards Memory, Against Oblivion: A Comparative Perspective on Public Memory, Monuments, and Confronting a Painful Past in the US and Argentina," The Public Historian, Special Digital Issue, Sept. 2017.
  • "Down Argentine Way," in Race and American Film: Voices and Visions that Shaped a Nation,Daniel Bernardi and Michael Green (ABC-Greenwood, 2017), 242-244.


Honors and Recognitions
Professional Memberships
  • National Council on Public History
  • International Federation for Public History
  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Association of Latin American Art
  • Conference on Latin American History
  • Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies
  • American Historical Association
  • World History Association
  • Society of Architectural Historians  
  • Coordinating Council for Women in History