Historias 36 – Mike Allison on the elections in El Salvador

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. 

Historias 36 – Mike Allison

Additional resources:

Mike on twitter

Mike’s departmental webpage

Mike’s blog on Central American politics

Historias 35 – Bianca Premo

Carlos spoke with Dr. Bianca Premo, Professor in the Department of History at Florida International University, to discuss her past and current research and time in the archives.

Dr. Premo is scholar with a wide range of research interests in Latin American history, including childhood and youth, the law, intellectual history, gender, slavery and ethnohistory.

Her original regional expertise was in the colonial Andes and Lima, Peru, but in recent years Dr. Premo has explored the history of Mexico City, Oaxaca, and the rural region around the city of Toledo.

Current research projects are bringing her back to Lima and sending her off to the twentieth century.

Historias 35 – Bianca Premo

Additional resources:

Bianca’s website

AHA Member Spotlight (September 18, 2018)

The Enlightenment on Trial: Ordinary Litigants and Colonialism in the Spanish Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Custom Today: Temporality, Law, and Indigenous Enlightenment,” Hispanic American Historical Review 94, no. 3 (2014): 355-79.

Raising an Empire: Children in Early Modern Iberia and Colonial Latin America, edited with Ondina González. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2007.

Children of the Father King: Youth, Authority and Legal Minority in Colonial Lima. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.

Edi Sánchez Solís, “Varayoq” from exhibit “Tusuq,” Cusco, June 2018

Historias 34 – Lyman Johnson. Luminaries series. Part 2.

Enjoy the second half of Steven’s conversation with Dr. Lyman Johnson, professor emeritus in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Among many other intellectual activities, Lyman is the founding editor of the Diálogos series from the University of New Mexico Press and author of Workshop of Revolution: Plebeian Buenos Aires and the Atlantic World, 1776–1810. In recognition of his contribution to the field, he received 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.

Lyman Johnson 2

Additional resources:

Have we loved the book to death?” 2015 CLAH Distinguished Service Award Lecture

‘A Lack of Legitimate Obedience and Respect’: Slaves and Their Masters in the Courts of Late Colonial Buenos Aires,” Hispanic American Historical Review 87, no. 4 (2007), 631-657.

With Zephyr Frank, “Cities and Wealth in the South Atlantic: Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro before 1860,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 48, no. 3 (2006), 634-668.

Historias 33 – Lyman Johnson. Luminaries series.

In the inaugural episode of our Luminaries series, Steven spoke with Dr. Lyman Johnson, professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Lyman’s impact on Latin American history is broad and deep. Along with Mark Burkholder, he is author of Colonial Latin America and is the founding editor of the Diálogos series from the University of New Mexico Press.

Lyman’s research agenda has earned him three NEH awards and three Fulbrights. His Workshop of Revolution: Plebeian Buenos Aires and the Atlantic World, 1776–1810 is the culmination of decades of research on the lives of non-elite in one of the most transformative epochs in the Americas.

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.

Historias 33 – Lyman Johnson 1

Additional resources:

Have we loved the book to death?” 2015 CLAH Distinguished Service Award Lecture

‘A Lack of Legitimate Obedience and Respect’: Slaves and Their Masters in the Courts of Late Colonial Buenos Aires,” Hispanic American Historical Review 87, no. 4 (2007), 631-657.

With Zephyr Frank, “Cities and Wealth in the South Atlantic: Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro before 1860,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 48, no. 3 (2006), 634-668.

Historias 30 – Raul Pacheco-Vega. Environmental Series: Water (winter repeat)

This episode is the final winter repeat! We are starting Monday with new conversations.

In this encore edition, Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega joined Carlos and Dustin to discuss his research on water, waste, resource management, and the importance of research having a positive impact on communities, especially its most marginal members. They also discuss his use of social media to offer mentorship and guidance for graduate students and early career academics.

Additional resources:

RPV’s personal website

RPV on twitter

Historias 28 – Latin America’s Cold War (winter repeat)

In our inaugural state of the field episode, Drs. Tanya Harmer and Renata Keller talk with Dustin about Latin America’s Cold War. They discuss the meaning of the Cold War in Latin America, questions of chronology and areas of scholarly emphasis, and their own work highlighting voices long overlooked in the historiography.

Historias 27 – Brazilian democracy and Bolsonaro’s election (Winter repeat)

Colin Snider, Courtney Campbell, and Gray Kidd joined Steven to discuss yesterday’s runoff presidential election in Brazil. They discuss the evolution of democracy, the importance of regional history, and what may lay ahead.


Brazil’s Official Election Logo

Historias 26 – Javier Puente. Environmental Series: Climate (Winter repeat)

Dr. Javier Puente sits down to chat with Carlos for the first episode of The Environmental Series. They discuss Environmental History and Historical Climatology, the importance of being interdisciplinary, future work, and current events in Peru.

Historias 18 – Work-life balance (Winter repeat)

The team at Historias have wrapped up the semester and are enjoying a well-deserved winter break.

We’ll be back in the new year featuring conversations with such scholars as Lyman Johnson and deep dives into the states of the field of various topics including the Cuban Revolution, in light of its 60th anniversary. As always, thanks for listening.

In the meantime, enjoy this episode from our archive.

In this episode, Drs. Erika Edwards, Jackie Sumner, and Dave McLaughlin join Steven to discuss such challenges of academia for junior faculty as experiencing the pressures of insecure employment, navigating tenure requirements, and building lives off campus.

Historias 18 – Erika Edwards, Jackie Sumner and Dave McLaughlin on work-life balance

Historias 32 – Micah Oelze on cultural politics in 1930s Brazil

Dr. Micah Oelze joined Steven to discuss his research on the politics of urban planning in 1940s Colombia, his current book project on cultural politics in 1930s Brazil, and how his embrace of technology has influenced his pedagogy.

 


 

Additional resources:

Micah’s website

Micah’s podcast The Humanities Professional Podcast

Micah on twitter

Micah’s “Demolishing Legitimacy: Bogotá’s Urban Reforms for the 1948 Pan-American Conference,” Journal of Latin American Studies 49, no 1 (2017): 83-113.

Sao Paulo, 1920

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