Molly C. Ball

I’m an adjunct history professor and pre-major advisor at the University of Rochester. I arrived in western New York via South Carolina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Los Angeles, where I received my Ph.D. from UCLA’s department of history in June 2013.

My research examines how working-class individuals and families responded to labor market discrimination in early-twentieth century São Paulo. I explore the extent that economic history and circumstances impacted identity formation, shifting gender roles, and informality in one of the most diverse cities in Latin America.

I strive to integrate my research and diverse experiences into both my teaching and advising.