Seminars & Events

Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference

On March 29 at George Washington University, four Saint Mary's students will present their research at the Phi Alpha Theta Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. The history department wishes them the best of luck.

Program Highlight

Historic St. Mary's City

The Colonial History Concentration takes advantage of our special relationship with Historic St. Mary's City, the first capital of Maryland and a colonial archeological site, research facility, and museum.


SMP Spotlight

Matt Anthony, "Pickin' Up the Pieces: Country-rock and the End of the Sixties," 2013.

“My St. Mary's Project offered a way for me to merge my love of popular music with my research interests. Working closely with my mentor, Dr. Chuck Holden, gave me an in-depth insight into the work of an historian. I had the opportunity to pursue research avenues that are not typically part of the undergraduate experience, including archival work at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives in Cleveland, Ohio, and conducting oral histories with several performers from the 1960s and 1970s. Even after a year of thorough research and writing, my SMP left me feeling that I have only scratched the surface of a very rich topic which I hope will be the basis of further study as I enter graduate school."




Adriana Brodsky
Associate Professor of History

Photo of Adriana Brodsky

Departments: History
Office: Kent Hall, Room 304
Phone: (240) 895-4108


Dr. Adriana M. Brodsky received tenure in Spring 2011 and was promoted to Associate Professor.  She was awarded a Fall 2011 Kluge Fellowship at the Library of Congress, where she worked on her manuscript.

The New Jewish Argentina, an edited collection co-edited by Dr. Brodsky, was published by Brill in 2012, and received the "Best Book Award" in 2013 from the Latin American Jewish Studies Association.  A special issue on Latin America of the Journal of Jewish Identities, co-edited by Dr. Brodsky, appeared in January 2012.  Two articles of hers also appeared in a special issue of the Journal Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe (Spring 2012), and in a book co-edited by Ran, A., and Cahan J., eds., Returning to Babel: Jewish Latin American Representations, Experiences and Identity (Brill, 2011). She is currently co-editing a special issue of the Journal of Jewish Identities on Jewish Youth across the Globe, 1960s-1970s.

In 2012-2013, she presented her work at the Conference of the American Historical Association, was invited to participate in a workshop organized by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and chaired the International Conference of LAJSA in Austin.

Dr. Brodsky has recently received a Research Award from the Haddasah-Brandeis Institute, to support her new project on Sephardi Youth in Israel, and spent July 2013 in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem doing research.  

She also co-lead together with Dr. Ruth Anne Phillips, the "fourth edition" of the St. Mary's College Andean Studies Study Tour to Peru in May 2013.


Dr. Brodsky finished her undergraduate degree in her hometown, Buenos Aires (Argentina).  She received her Ph.D from Duke University in 2004.

Curriculum Vitae

Fall 2013 Courses

  • CORE 101: Caudillos and Populists
  • HIST 378: Colonial Latin American History
  • HIST 461: Gender in Latin American History

Courses Taught

  • HIST 108: Legacy of the Modern World
  • HIST 253: Latin American Civilizations
  • HIST 324: History of Women in the Modern World
  • HIST 362: History of the Jewish People in the Modern World
  • HIST 378: Colonial Latin American History
  • HIST 379: Modern Latin American History
  • HIST 394: Art and Revolution in Latin America
  • HIST 395: Theories and Uses of History
  • HIST 461: Gender in Latin American History
  • HIST 475: US-Latin American Relations
  • HIST 475: Immigration to the Americas
  • Summer Study tour to "The Andes"