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Ryan M. Jones

Associate Professor of History
Doty Hall 239

Ryan M. Jones has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2014, and is a specialist in the history of modern Latin America.

He is the co-editor of the recently published volume, A Global History of Sexual Science, 1880–1960, the first anthology to provide a worldwide perspective on the birth and development of the field of sexual science.

Office Hours

T/Th 2:20-3:50 and other times by appointment (Spring 2019)

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. and MA, History, University of Illinois


  • American Historical Association

  • Latin American Studies Association

  • Urban History Association


Research Interests

  • Latin American History
  • Professor Jones is a specialist in Modern Latin American history, particularly in Mexico, Argentina, and Cuba. His thematic research and teaching interests include Gender and Sexuality, Masculinity, Citizenship, Visual Culture/Photography, Pacific Worlds, and Histories of Science and Medicine. He is currently revising a book manuscript entitled Erotic Revolutions that investigates Mexican history through the lens of masculinity, male homosexuality, and citizenship between 1870 and 1968.


  • HIST 275: Global Hist of Sexual Science

    This course provides students with a rich exploration of the history of sexual science (sexology) on a global scale from the late 19th century through the mid-20th century. Scientific approaches to sex, gender, and sexuality varied in their methods and subjects overtime, and thus we will read a range of materials, including historical, medical, psychiatric, anthropological, journalistic, philosophical, and literary texts, among others. Sexology was the modern discipline, and from Bombay to Berlin, Mexico City to Buenos Aires, Tokyo to Shanghai, it was a defining force in the modern world.

  • HUMN 221: W/H/Western Humanities II

    A search for moral, social, and political alternatives and meaning embodied in the institutions, culture, and literature of Western Civilization from 1600 to the present. The course is factual as well as conceptual, including a narrative history of the period covered.