In the third installment in our occasional series on the Maya, Steven Hyland talked with Dr. Sarah West and Sarah Williams. In their wide-ranging conversation, our guests highlighted the importance of the local, and of socio-cultural constructions, when analyzing anything related to the Maya. From the politics of birthing to Read more…
The recent social unrest in Chile, the estallido social, has provided a reckoning for the political order that the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship brought into being. Dr. Marian Schlotterbeck joined Lily Balloffet to talk about the current crisis and her own work on everyday social revolutionaries in Chile. Check out her Read more…
Drs. Thomas Field and Carmen Soliz walk Steven Hyland and Dustin Walcher through the unfolding political crisis in Bolivia. The Center for Economic and Policy Research
Dr. Javier Pabón of Methodist University joined Steven to talk about his scholarship and about filmmaking. They also chatted about membership in national communities for diverse groups of people. As an added bonus, Dr. Pabón read us some poetry.
Dr. Corinna Zeltsman of Georgia Southern University talked with Jackie Sumner about print culture in nineteenth century Mexico, the joys of teaching, paths for graduate students, and paper.
Dr. Alan McPherson of Temple University sat down with Dustin Walcher to discuss his career working in U.S.-Latin American relations, and his new book, Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet’s Terror State to Justice. They chatted about anti-Americanism, nationalism, archives, and historical detective work.
Historias 47 – Donna Guy in the Luminaries series on her career, her scholarship, and a life in the academy
In the latest installment of our Luminaries series, Dr. Donna Guy, Professor Emeritus from both the Ohio State University and the University of Arizona, joined Steven and Dustin for a wide-ranging conversation. They discussed her career, her scholarship, the challenges that women have faced in academia, and the importance of Read more…
Historias 44 – Renata Keller on Mexico’s Cold War and an inter-American history of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Mexico’s Cold War: Cuba, the United States, and the Legacy of the Mexican Revolution Dr. Keller on Twitter
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.