Jessica Stites Mor

Dr. Jessica Stites Mor
Associate Professor of History
The University of British Columbia
1149 Research Road, ART 242
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1V 1V7

Office: ART 242
Phone: (250) 807-9655

Modern Latin America, Cultural History

Personal Website


  • M.A., Ph.D., History, Yale University (2008)  
  • M.A. International Relations, Yale University (2000)
  • B.A., History and Economics (Hons.), University of Kansas (1998)

Selected Publications

Stites Mor, J., ed. Human Rights and Transnational Solidarity in Cold War Latin America. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, February 2013.

Stites Mor, J. Transition Cinema: Political Filmmaking and the Argentine Left since 1968. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, May 2012.

Feld, C. and J. Stites Mor. El pasado que miramos: memoria e imagen en Argentina (The Past We View: Memory and Image in the Recent Argentine Past). Buenos Aires: Editorial Paidos, 2009.

Stites Mor, J. "Transgression and Responsibility: Shifting Discourses in Argentine Women's Filmmaking from Maria Luisa Bemberg to Lucrecia Martel."
In El cine argentino de hoy: Entre el arte y la politica. Ed., Viviana Rangil. Buenos Aires: Editorial Biblos, 2008.

Stites Mor, J. and N. Vaisman. “Memory, Political Space, and Activism: Mapping the New Documentary Film Movement in Argentina.” Latin American Studies Association Conference, San Juán, Puerto Rico, March 2006. Cd-Rom.

Current Projects

I am currently researching transnational solidarity movements, focusing on the particularities of South-South political activism. I have recently completed work on an edited volume that examines notions of citizenship, human rights and political community in transnational solidarity movements across the Global South during the Cold War. 

As a cultural historian, my teaching frequently involves the exploration of art, performance, craft, and media technologies. I have recently begun a pilot project at UBC Okanagan teaching hands-on documentary filmmaking as a tool for historians and other humanities and social science scholars. My course Digital Media and History uses creative practice and dialogue to uncover the many ways in which historians use film and digital media for inquiry, interpretation, and communication. I have recently given talks on the role of digital media in political activism, collective memory struggles, and public history debates.

Beginning in July 2015, I am also Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, which has its home in the Latin American Studies Program at UBCO.

Honors and Awards

  • Curricular Innovation Award, 2010, 2011
  • SSHRC 4A, 2010, SSHRC Institutional Award 2011 co-Investigator (PI C. Schneider), 4A 2012, 4A 2013
  • University of British Columbia, Internal Research Grant, 2009-2010, 2014-2015 
  • University of British Columba, Publication Grant, 2008, 2012
  • Research affiliate, Instituto de Historia “Emilio Ravignani”, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2002-2007
  • Research associate, Instituto de Desarrollo Economico y Social, Buenos Aires, 2001-2005
  • Yale University Dissertation Writing Fellowship, 2005-2006
  • Social Science Research Council-International Dissertation Research Fund Grant, 2004-2005
  • Yale Center for International and Area Studies Field Research Grant, 2004-2005
  • Yale Center for International and Area Studies Summer Travel Grant, 2003
  • Richard J. Franke Fellowship in the Humanities, Yale University 2000-2003
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship in Latin American History, Yale University, 2000-2006
  • Lehrer International Relations Fellowship, Yale University, 1998-2000

Resources for Students

Jessica Stites Mor

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Jessica Book

Transition Cinema 

Human Rights Book2 

Rangil cover