Historias 21 - Lisa Munro on pernicious stereotypes in Guatemala and life #withaPhD

Dr. Lisa Munro spoke with Carlos about her research on the emergence of negative stereotypes of indigenous populations in Guatemala in the 1930s. They also discuss life #withaPhD, building community through social media, and her work leading writing workshops aimed at helping scholars and authors achieve their writing and publishing goals.

 

 

Additional resources:

Lisa’s website

 

Lisa’s twitter feed

 

Lisa’s company

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

Historias is back!

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 14 - Mauricio Espinoza on superheroes and Latinx social realities in the U.S.

What do heroes and superheroes tell us about Latino and Latina social reality, identity, and belonging in the United States?

Dr. Mauricio Espinoza joined Dave McLaughlin to discuss how the figures of the Latino and Latina hero and superhero are used within multiple genres (film, graphic novel, Netflix, etc) to trouble notions of legality and illegality within the U.S. imaginary. Mauricio’s current book project discusses the process and offers vignettes from his research that illuminate how Latina and Latino identities have often been erased or downplayed at the expense of highlighting other characteristics that perpetuate certain myths about what it means to be and look “American.” He also discusses his work as a poet and editor and an upcoming bilingual edited volume he is organizing of selected works by Ohio poets writing in Spanish.
 


 
Additional resources:

Mauricio’s book of poetry Respiración de piedras
Mauricio Espinoza, “Neoliberalism in the Gutter: Latin American Comics and Society since the 1990s,” Studies in 20th & 21st Century 42, no. 1 (2017),
Mauricio’s department page
 

Historias 10 - Eva Mehl on the Spanish Pacific World

What can convicts and sailors in the far off Philippines teach us about Spanish imperial history?

 
Dr. Eva Mehl discusses her book Forced Migration in the Spanish Pacific World: From Mexico to the Philippines, 1765-1811 that examines the importance of convicts and sailors in the development of a Spanish Pacific World. Dr. Mehl also talks about some of the methodological challenges and the importance of social history for better understanding the Spanish Philippines.
 

 
Additional resources:

Eva Mehl, “Mexican Recruits and Vagrants in Late Eighteenth-Century Philippines: Empire, Social Order, and Bourbon Reforms in the Spanish Pacific World,” Hispanic American Historical Review 94, no. 4 (2014), 547-579.

16th century rendering of Manila
(first known illustration of the town)
Museo Julio Bello y González, Puebla, México

Historias 4 - Steven Taylor

How will the recent congressional elections in Colombia influence the ongoing peace process? Political scientist Steven Taylor speaks with Carlos and Steven about FARC’s participation in the elections, the looming presidential elections, and what challenges remain for fully implementing the peace deal championed by outgoing president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Juan Manuel Santos.

 
Additional resources:

Steven Taylor’s 2016 article “Colombia: On the Brink of Peace with the FARC?” in Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective

Steven Taylor’s Voting Amid Violence: Electoral Democracy in Colombia (via Google books)

Alto Comisionado para la Paz (en español)

Colombia Peace: Monitoring Progress in Peace Dialogues (Washington Office on Latin America)

Historias 3 - Erika Edwards

Steven speaks with Erika Edwards, assistant professor of Latin American history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, about her upcoming book on people of African-descent in Córdoba, Argentina, her role and goals as co-Executive Secretary of the Conference on Latin American History, and her community advocacy for Latinos in Charlotte.

 

Additional resources:

Department of History, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Conference on Latin American History

Latin Americans Working for Achievement

Historias 2 - Jonathan Brown

Steven Hyland speaks with Jonathan Brown, professor of history at the University of Texas, about his recent book on the Cuban Revolution and the research behind it. They also discuss intellectual itinerancy and the state and direction of Latin American history.

Historias 1 - Jürgen Buchenau and Gregory Crider

In the inaugural edition of Historias – the SECOLAS podcast, Steven Hyland sits down with Jürgen Buchenau and Gregory Crider, co-editors of the Annals edition of The Latin Americanist, to discuss their experiences with Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies and the organization’s importance for graduate students and professionals.

 

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