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Teresa E. Davis
Visiting Lecturer in International Studies
Phone: (860) 297-2471 Office Location: McCook
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Trinity College faculty member since 2017
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M.A., Princeton Univ. (2012)
B.A., Univ. of Chicago (2009)

Teresa earned a double major in History and Political Science from the University of Chicago (2009) before moving to Princeton to complete her PhD in History. Her primary area of focus is Latin America, with a particular emphasis on legal and intellectual history, the history of international institutions and U.S.-Latin America relations.

Teresa’s current research investigates the role of international lawyers in managing the advent of globalization in Latin America. Her dissertation narrates the arrival of foreign capital and immigration in two countries (Argentina and Chile) through the work of the legal professionals who litigated the novel disputes generated by increasing transnational mobility between 1870 and 1930. Moving from the legal academy to diplomatic legations and Pan-American and international conferences, and relying on a rich archival base of cases, the dissertation explores how lawyers acted as both agents of globalization and architects of the first collective efforts to legislate and contain global exchange.