Historias 9 – Monica Rankin

How did Nelson Rockefeller attempt to cultivate positive relationships with Latin America during World War II and what are the legacies of this initiative for inter-American relations?   Dr. Monica Rankin speaks with Steven about her forthcoming book on the Office for the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs. In addition, she Read more…

Historias 8 – Greg Weeks

What might the rise of Miguel Díaz-Canel to the Cuban presidency mean for Cuban-U.S. relations and for Cuba itself?   In this Historias hot take edition complete with a B side, Dr. Gregory Weeks speaks with Carlos and Steven about the uses of soft and hard power, the transition in Read more…

Historias 7 – Jaclyn Sumner

What explains the endurance of Porfirio Díaz’s rule from 1876 to 1910 in Mexico? Dr. Jaclyn Sumner joins Carlos and Steven to discuss her research on the Porfiriato and how Tlaxcala’s indigenous governor Próspero Cahuantzi (r. 1885-1911) provides important clues to its longevity. As SECOLAS’ current president, she also describes Read more…

Historias 6 – Michael Goebel

How do nationalist ideas emerge, evolve, and spread? How do urban spaces and the migration of people factor in? Dr. Michael Goebel joins Steven to discuss the arc of his research, ranging from nationalism in twentieth-century Argentina, to anti-imperialist activism in interwar Paris, to comparing urban inequality in specific global Read more…

Historias 5 – Aiala Levy

What are the digital humanities and how can it help one’s research project? Dr. Aiala Levy of the University of Scranton speaks with Carlos Dimas about the field and the many tools available in the digital humanities. Dr. Levy also shares how she came to her research project on the Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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.   PS – Read more…