Positions

Overview

  • Born in Seattle, Washington, Pam Murray spent much of her youth living with her family abroad (Panama, later France & Germany) and in several parts of the US (northern Virginia, New Mexico), experiences that sparked her interest in history as well as languages and culture. Exposure to New Mexico’s rich Hispanic heritage, along with curiosity about her maternal background—including relatives in Medellin, Colombia—encouraged her to specialize in Latin American history.

    In 2012, Dr. Murray and Professor Carlos Orihuela (Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures) lead a study away trip to Lima, Peru. Students were treated to a crash course in the language, culture, and history of one of the most fascinating countries in the Western hemisphere. Over three weeks students adapted to life with their Peruvian host families; learned new customs and the intricacies of navigating through Lima; improved their Spanish in daily lessons taught by instructors of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (the oldest university in the Americas); and visited numerous historic, archaeological, and cultural sites and events—including the winding catacombs of Lima's famous Franciscan Monastery; the eye-opening Museum of the Inquisition; the delights of traditional Peruvian folk music and dance, e.g. "La Marinera"; a trip to Cuzco, ancient capital of the Incas, nestled high in the southern Andes at about 11,000 feet above sea level; the Sacred Valley; and the magical "Lost City" of Machu Picchu. Taken by Proffesor Murray, the photos in this slideshow give viewers a glimpse of the variety of places students visited and the odyssey they experienced. Visit flickr to see all of the photos.
  • Research Overview

  • Social and political history of modern Spanish America , history of women in Latin America, modern Colombia (19th-20th centuries)
  • Teaching Activities

  • HY290 - Topics in History (Spring Term 2017) 2017 -
  • HY641 - Latin American History Sem (Spring Term 2016) 2016 -
  • HY245 - Intro to Latin Amer History (Spring Term 2008) 2008 -
  • HY341 - US-Latin American Relations (Spring Term 2008) 2008 -
  • AAS250 - Spec Topics African-Amer Stud (Fall Term 2015)
  • HY290 - Topics in History (Fall Term 2015)
  • HY390 - Topics in History (Fall Term 2015)
  • HY342 - Sex & Latin American Society (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • HY260 - History of Afro-Latin America (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HY447 - Modern Mexico (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HY102 - Western Civilization II (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HY342 - Sex & Latin American Society (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HY498 - Topics in History (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HY641 - Latin American History Sem (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HY102 - Western Civilization II (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HY341 - US-Latin American Relations (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • HY247 - Indians Spaniards & Creoles (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • missing activity 2013
  • HY105 - World History 1600 to Present (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • WS280 - Spec Topics in Women's Studies (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HY102 - Western Civilization II (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HY291 - Studies of Historical topics (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • HY391 - Topics in History (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • HY641 - Latin American History Sem (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HY102 - Western Civilization II (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HY247 - Colonial Latin America (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HY341 - US-Latin American Relations (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HY391 - Topics in History (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • missing activity - 2010
  • HY102 - Western Civilization II (Spring Term 2010) - 2010
  • HY641 - Latin American History Sem (Spring Term 2010) - 2010
  • HY446 - Andean Nations (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HY102 - Western Civilization II (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HY447 - Modern Mexico (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HY446 - Andean Nations (Fall Term 2007) - 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in History, Tulane University 1990
  • Master of Arts in History, Tulane University 1984
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, New Mexico State University 1980
  • Awards And Honors

    Full Name

  • Pamela Murray