Magaly Rodríguez García

Magaly Rodríguez García obtained her Ph.D. in 2008 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She won the ‘Labor History Dissertation Prize 2008’ with her doctoral dissertation 'Trade Unionists and the World: European and Latin American Labour and the Creation and Maintenance of International Trade-Union Organisations, 1949 – 1969' (published by Peter Lang in 2010). Since October 2009, she works as postdoctoral fellow for the FWO. Her research focuses on the League of Nations and its views and campaign against human traffic, prostitution and child slavery. For this project, she collaborates with members of the Amsterdam-based International Institute of Social History (IISH) and the Huygens Institute for Dutch History. Between 2006 and 2010 she co-chaired (with Dr. Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk) the Labour History Network for the European Social Science History Conferences, organized by the IISH. In 2009 and 2010, she taught the course The history of post-war Europe at Vesalius College. Since June 2010, she is visiting fellow of the IISH. During the academic year 2010-2011, she worked as assistant professor at the History Department of the KULeuven, as replacement of Prof. dr. Patrick Pasture. She obtained a mandate from the Francqui Foundation to work as an Intercommunity Postdoctoral Collaborator at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 2013. From February till September 2013 she will be guest lecturer at the University of Ghent, as replacement of Prof. dr. Bruno De Wever.

CORe publicatiONs

  • Magaly Rodríguez García, 'Constructing Labour Regionalism in Europe and the Americas, 1920s-1970s', International Review of Social History, FirstView online (October-November 2012).
  • Magaly Rodríguez García, Liberal Workers of the World, Unite? The ICFTU and the Defence of Labour Liberalism in Europe and Latin America, 1949-1969 (Bern: Peter Lang, 2010).
  • Magaly Rodríguez García, 'Conclusion: The ILO's Impact on the World', in: Jasmien Van Daele, Magaly Rodríguez García, Geert Van Goethem and Marcel van der Linden (eds.), ILO Histories. Essays on the International Labour Organization and its Impact on the World During the Twentieth Century (London: Peter Lang, 2010).
  • Magaly Rodríguez García, 'Early views on internationalism: Marxist socialists vs liberals', in: Magaly Rodríguez García (ed.), Labour Internationalism: Different Times, Different Faces (special issue Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Filologie en Geschiedenis/Revue belge de philologie et d’histoire, 2006, 84(4), pp.1049-1073).

TOPICS FOR Bachelor's paper

  • International organizations
  • Global (labor) history
  • History of Latin America
  • Prostitution