Julia Hudson-Richards

Adjunct Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Department of History

College Hall 331
Phone: 412-396-6470


Ph.D., University of Arizona, History of Modern Europe and Spain
M.A., History, Marshall University
Courses Taught

Courses taught at Duquesne
HIST 151 Shaping of the Modern World 

Courses taught at other institutions
HIST 1084: Food in History
HIST 151: Shaping the Modern World
HIST 1083: Assistant, Sport in History
HIST 002, Western Heritage II
HIST/WMNST 117, Women in Modern History
HIST 120, Europe Since 1848
HIST/WMNST 166, History of Modern Sexualities
HIST 420, European History Since 1939
HIST 435, Topics in European History
European History, 1848-1914
Europe Between the Wars
Film in European History
WMNST 100, Introduction to Women's Studies
HIST 001, Western Heritage I
HIST 110, Nature and History
HIST 192, Modern Africa
HIST 197A, History, Culture, and Society in the Mediterranean
HIST/WMNST 497A, Women in World History
Pedagogical Independent Studies, History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
HIST 103: The World Since 1850
HIST 102: The World and the Rise of the West
SPAN 102: Spanish Language, level 2


Peer-Reviewed Publications:
"'Ships, Bread, and Work': Valencian Citrus Workers and the Crisis of 1917," International
Labor and Working-Class History no. 94 (2018) : 27-54.

"Solving the Social Question: Women Workers and Working-Class Families in Restoration Valencia, 1870-1900," Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 42, no. 2 (2017) : https://doi.org/10.26431/0739-182X.1249

"Los obreros de la Ribera, su organización y historiografía de España (1875-1923)," in De la paraula a la sociabilitat. Associacionisme i moviment obrer a la Ribera del Xúquer. Actes de la XIV Assamblea d'Història de la Ribera, 143-53. Alginet: Ajuntament de Alginet, 2016.

"'Women Want to Work': Shifting Ideologies of Work in Franco's Spain, 1939-1962." Journal of Women's History 27, no. 2 (2015): 87-109.

"Water as a Collective Responsibility: The Tribunal de las Aguas and the Valencian Community." With Cynthia Gonzales. Bulletin of Spanish and Portuguese Historical
Studies 38, no. 1 (2013) : 95-116.

Review of Women and the Material Culture of Needlework and Textiles, 1750-1950 by Maureen Daly Goggin and Beth Fowkes Tobin. Southwest Journal of Cultures no volume: http://southwestjournalofculturesgender.blogspot.com (September 7, 2010), 3 pages.

Review of Jazz Age Barcelona by Robert A. Davidson. Canadian Journal of History 45: 381- 382 (2010).

Op-Ed Publications:
"Why that Feel-Good Story Should Actually Make You Feel Very Bad," Huffington Post 8/20/2018. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-feel-good- news_us_5b76d4c4e4b05906b412fa6f

"Summer Vacation Shouldn't Mean Going Hungry," Huffington Post 06/14/2018. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-hudson-richards-summer- lunch_us_5b21300ce4b0bbb7a0e3cdb7

"What Moby Doesn't Understand About Food Stamps," Huffington Post 04/13/2018. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-hudson-richards- moby_us_5ad00fc7e4b016a07e9ac8ef

Conference Presentations & Colloquia:
Jun. 2017. "Teaching Histories of Women, Genders, and Sexualities in Undergraduate Survey Courses," Panel for at the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities. Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.

Mar. 2017. "Rural Life in the Mediterranean Countryside, 1860-1914." Paper presented
at the annual meeting for the Association of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies,
New York University, New York.

Jan. 2017. "Spanish Spinsterhood in Comparative Context: Single in Franco's Spain." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, Denver, CO.

Mar./Apr. 2016. "Teaching Global Environmental History," a Roundtable Discussion.
Talk presented at the American Society for Environmental History annual conference. Seattle, WA.

Mar. 2016: "All the Single Ladies; Nosotras las solteras and the Odd Spanish Woman,"
Paper presented at the Annual Conference for the Association for Spanish and
Portuguese Historical Studies, San Diego, CA.

Mar. 2016: Comment, Panel: "Gender, Urban Dystopia, and Historical Memory: A Cultural
History of the Franco Regime and Latin America Through Film," at the Annual
Conference for the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies,
San Diego, CA.

Mar. 2015: "Collectivization and Cooperation in Valencian Agriculture," Paper presented at the Annual Conference for the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

Mar. 2015: Chair and Comment, Panel "Gender Difference and Sexuality in Late 20th and Early 21st Century Spain," at the Annual Conference for the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

Mar. 2013: "La cuestión social: Valencian Workers and the Comisión de Reformas Sociales."
Paper presented at the Annual Conference for the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

Mar. 2012: "The Continuity of Waters," co-written with Cynthia Gonzales. Paper presented at the Annual Conference for the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Tufts University, Medford, MA.

Aug. 2011: "Food Production, Collectivization, and the War in Spain, 1936-1939," Paper presented at Food in Zones of Conflict, hosted by the International Commission on the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition and the Modern East Asia Research Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Apr. 2011: "Los obreros de la Ribera: su organización, y la historiografía de España, 1875- 1923" Invited Keynote presentation at the XIV Assamblea de la Ribera, Alginet, Spain.

Oct. 2010: Global Water Forum, Colloquium organized by the Great Western Library Association and the Center for Research Libraries. Denver, CO.

Jun. 2010: "'Ships, Bread, and Work': Valencian Citrus Workers and the Crisis of 1917."
Agricultural History Society, Winter Park, FL.

Apr. 2010: "Orange Resistance." Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Ottawa, Canada.

Apr. 2007: "Representations of Labor: Photographs of Valencian Citrus Workers, 1890-
1935." Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Miami, FL.

Jul. 2003: "Restoration Nationalism Before the ‘Disaster' of 1898." Society for Spanish and
Portuguese Historical Studies, Madrid, Spain.

Apr. 2001: "The Sección Femenina Revisited: An Analysis of the Agency's Propaganda and
Consideration of the Factors Shaping Women's Responses," Society of Spanish and
Portuguese Historical Studies, Santa Fe, NM.

Grants, fellowships, Awards and Projects

Grants Fellowships and Awards

Student Government Association Excellence in Classroom Teaching Award, Penn State Altoona.

Nominated, Athlene Steere Award for Excellence in Teaching

"Engaging Contemporary Africa Through Teaching, Research, and Outreach," Penn State Alliance for Education, Science, Engineering, and Development in Africa, Grant. Total: $75,000. With Lee Ann de Reus and Patricia Jabbeh-Wesley.

Research Development Grant, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. The Pennsylvania State University, Altoona College. Summer, 2010.

Fulbright Fellowship, Comisión de Intercambio Educativo, Cultural y Científico Entre
España y Los Estados Unidos, Academic Year 2005-06; Funding Dissertation Field

Grant from the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain's Ministry of Culture and
United States Universities, Summer 2003; Funding Predissertation Field Research.

Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant, Summer 2003; Funding Predissertation Field

Committee/Project Management:
Spring 2010-May 2016 Member/Chair, Committee for Women's History Month Activities
Including co-organizing "A Seat at the Table," an homage to
Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party.
Fall 2012-Fall 2016 Member, Executive Committee. Division of Arts & Humanities.
Spring 2012-Fall 2012 Co-Chair, Sexual Assault Action Committee
2011-2013 Member, WGSS Recruiting Committee
2011-2017 Faculty co-advisor, Students Advocating Gender Equality
2011-14 Member, Academic Integrity Committee
2010-2011 Member, Code of Conduct Committee
2010-2012 Member, International Programs Advisory Board
2010-2015 Member, Board of Directors, Penn Mont Academy
2010-May 2016 Courtesy Joint Appointment in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
2010 Member, Nomination Committee for Division Head, Division of
Arts & Humanities
2010-2016 Peer Review of Teaching
2009-2016 Faculty Advisor, Phi Alpha Theta
2008-09 Member, Committee for Core Learning Objectives Point Park University, Department of Humanities & Human Sciences, Academic Year 2008-09


Dec. 2015, "The Roots of the Refugee Crisis: ISIS, the West, and Climate Change."

Teach-In organized with Beth Seymour and Imen Bellhacen.

Nov. 2015: Supervising Faculty for "Speak Their Truth," an evening dedicated to the stories of student survivors of sexual assault and abuse.

Mar. 2015. "Women in the Spanish Civil War," in celebration of Penn State Altoona's 75th Anniversary.

Nov. 2011. "Football and the Construction of Masculinity," Faculty-organized Teach-In following the release of the Sandusky report.

Mar. 2011: "In the Fields and Warehouses: Peasant Organization in Rural Valencia,"
Faculty Colloquium.

Aug. 2010. "Look How Far We've Come? The Declaration of Sentiments, Then & Now," Women's Equality Day, hosted by the Penn State Altoona Women's Studies Program and Altoona's Women's Equality Coalition. In Honor of the 90th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

Feb. 2010: "Haiti in Modern World History," Faculty-organized Teach-In following the Haiti Earthquake.

Current Research

The Land Never Rests: Agrarian Capitalism in a Spanish Orchard. Forthcoming from WVU Press's series Histories of Environment and Capitalism.