Title: Dean College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences; Professor of History
Department: History and Philosophy
College: College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences
Campus: Hammond and Westville
Building: CLO Room: 152
Elaine Carey is Professor of History and Dean of the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Science at Purdue University Northwest. She is the author of Plaza of Sacrifices: Gender, Power, and Terror in 1968 Mexico (2005) and the award winning Women Drug Traffickers: Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime (2014). She is also co-editor with Andrae Marak of Smugglers, Brothels, and Twine: Transnational Flows of Contraband and Vice in North America (2011) and the editor/author of the textbook Protests in the Streets: 1968 Across the Globe (2016). As a historian who researches crime and human rights, she has served as an expert witness in courts across the United States, and she has consulted for radio, film, television, archives, libraries, and museums.
From 2013-2016, she was the Vice President for the Teaching Division of the American Historical Association (AHA). Currently, she is a co-principle investigator on the NHPRC funded project, “Family, Immigration, and History: Grade 10 Citizen Archivists in the Digital Age,” a collaboration with the New York City Department of Education’s Department of Social Studies, the Queens Public Library, the Queens Memory Project, and St. John’s University. Formerly, Carey served as the chair of the History Department at SJU.