Temma Kaplan F'06, F'92, G'73

Temma  Kaplan
History and Women's Studies
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

ACLS Fellowship Program 2006
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Grotesque Humor: Race, Sex, and Colonialism in Trade Cards and the Satirical Press

For over a decade, scholars have examined the role of advertising in the development of modern society, but few have considered the relationship between consumer culture and imperialism. Focusing on certain artists who drew political cartoons and advertisements at the turn of the last century, this project explores how derisive humor helped justify imperialism in Spain, Britain, and the US Referring to work historians and anthropologists have done on charivari and other popular expressions of raucous humor about race and sex, the study assesses some ways grotesque images of inside and outside enemies helped unite white men around nationalism and desire for certain products.

ACLS Fellowship Program 1992
Academic Administrator
Barnard College
Political cultures and women's political action

ACLS Grants-In-Aid 1973
Assistant Professor
University of California, Los Angeles
The Origins of Spanish rural anarchism: A case study of Jerez de la Frontera, 1837-1907