Dr. Mark Healey, associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Connecticut, spoke with Carlos about his research on the environment and governance in the Argentine Andes. They also talk wine, earthquakes, drum machines, concrete and a host of other things.
Dr. Jane Mangan, the Mary Reynolds Babcock Professor of History and Latin American Studies at Davidson College, spoke with Steven about her research on non-elite women in Potosí and her work on how ideas of familial obligations crisscrossed the Atlantic in the colonial era. They also discuss her use of 3-D printing to bring to life material culture for her students.
Dr. Aaron Coy Moulton of Stephen F. Austin State University sat down with Steven and Dustin to talk about the activities of right-wing dictators in the Caribbean basin during the 1950s and 1960s. They also chatted about archives and the importance of serendipity in academic careers.
In this ‘State of the Field’ edition, Dr. Michelle Chase and Dr. Devyn Spence Benson spoke with Dustin and Steven about the historiography and current status of scholarship on the Cuban Revolution.
The conversation explores the evolution of the scholarship of Cuban Revolution 60 years on and how many scholars today are less interested in the leadership. Instead, researchers are increasingly interested in how the revolutionary period has been experienced by ordinary Cubans.
Steven spoke with historians Luis Herrán Ávila and Randal Sheppard about the history of revolutionary nationalism in Mexico, its enduring place in political life, and its importance to AMLO. Luis and Randal also discuss the immediate challenges facing the Mexican president, including huachicoleo, insecurity, impunity, and Mexico’s relationship with the United States.
James Mestaz, a post-doctoral fellow at Claremont-McKenna College, joined Carlos to discuss his research on water, the indigenous Mayo communities in northwestern Mexico, and revolutionary state between the 1920s and 1970s.
In this episode, professor of political science Michael Allison discusses the February 3, 2019 presidential election in El Salvador. With Nayib Bukele from the GANA party emerging as the victor, Bukele is the first candidate since the end of the Civil War not from the two dominant political parties. Allison offers what this election means for not only El Salvador and Latin America, but the Americas as a whole.
Finally, his peers have recognized Lyman’s commitment to the field by awarding him the Distinguished Service Award from the Conference on Latin American History in 2015 and the Nason-Sadler Distinguished Service Award from Rocky Mountain Council of Latin American Studies in 2013.