Pamela Fuentes Peralta

Sessional Lecturer (She/Her)


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Gender in Latin America, urban politics, and sexuality in a global context.


Pamela Fuentes Peralta is a historian of Latin America, specializing in twentieth-century Mexico, gender, sexualities, and urban history. She is also the Communications Officer for the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) at the University of Toronto. From 2015 to 2015 she worked as an assistant professor in the Women's and Gender Studies Department at Pace University-NYC and interim director of the Latina/o Studies Program. She holds a PhD from York University. She has taught Latin American politics and history as well as gender studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is currently working on a book that will explore the debates on prostitution and sex trafficking against the backdrop of revolutionary politics and the consolidation of state authority in Mexico from the 1920s to the 1940s. She has written articles about the history of gender and sexuality in Mexico City in English and Spanish.


"White Slavery" and Cabarets:Mexican Artists in Panama in the 1940s, Journal of Women's History, vol.33, no.4, Winter 2021, 142-167; 
Guest editor with Gabriela Cano, Anne Rubenstein, and Nichole Sanders Estudios Mexicanos/Mexican Studies, special issue “On the History of Sexuality in Modern Mexico City,” Estudios Mexicanos/MexicaStudies, vol.36, Issue 1-2, Winter/Summer, 2020;  
“On the History of Sexuality in Mexico City. Introduction,” co-authored with Gabriela Cano, Anne Rubenstein, and Nichole Sanders, Estudios Mexicanos/Mexican Studies, vol.36, Issue 1-2, Winter/Summer, 2020, pp. 150-166; 
“Bodies and Souls: A Fight Between the Revolutionary State and Catholic Women Over the Sexuality of Prostitutes,” co-authored article with Sofía Crespo Reyes, Estudios Mexicanos/Mexican Studies, vol.36, Issue 1-2, Winter/Summer, 2020, pp. 243-269; 
“Apuntes en Torno a la Prostitución Masculina y el Fin de la Prostitución Reglamentada en la Ciudad de México,” [Some Reflections on Male Prostitution and the End of Regulated Prostitution in Mexico City], Navegando Por las Ciencias, Política y Cultura, no.17 (October 2017): 69-78;  
“Entre Reivindicaciones Sexuales y Reclamos de Justicia Económica: Divisiones Políticas e Ideológicas Durante la Conferencia del Año Internacional de la Mujer,” [Between Sexuality Demands and Calls for Economic Justice: Political and Ideological Divisions during the World Conference of the International Women’s Year. Mexico, 1975] Secuencia. Revista de Historia y Ciencias Sociales, no.89 (May-August,
2014): 165-192; 
“Facing a Double Standard: Prostitution in Mexico City, 1521-2006,” co-authored with Fernanda Núñez Becerra, Selling Sex in the City. A Global History of Prostitution 1600s-2000s, edited by Lex Heerma van Voss, Magaly Rodríguez García, and Elise van Nederveen Meerkek, Leiden, Brill Editions, 2017, (Brill Series Studies in Global History), pp.441-465; 
“Prostitution in Mexico City,” co-authored with Fernanda Núñez Becerra, Trafficking in Women, 1924-1926. The Paul Kinsie Reports For the League of Nations, Jean-Michel Chaumot, Magaly Rodriguez Garcia, and Paul Serveis (eds.), Geneva, United Nations Publications, 2017, pp. 137-143.


PhD, York University