Carmen Soliz

Carmen Soliz is a Bolivian historian. She is an assistant professor of Latin America history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Carmen did a masters in Andean Studies at Universidad de la Cordillera (Bolivia) and in Latin American Studies at Universidad de Salamanca (Spain). She received her PhD in Latin American History from New York University in 2014. Her research examines Bolivian agrarian reform and sees the role that Indians and peasants played in consolidation of one of the most radical and redistributive reforms in Latin America.  More broadly, her works focus on peasant politics, agrarian reform, rural state formation, nation-building, citizenship and social movements in Latin America. 

She is the author of several articles, among them: “Agrarian Reform in Bolivia in the 20th and 21st centuries”(Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History, 2018),  Land to its original owners:Rethinking the Indigenous Politics of the Bolivian Agrarian Reform.” (Hispanic American Historical Review, 2017),  “La modernidad esquiva: debates políticos e intelectuales sobre la reforma agraria en Bolivia (1935-1952).” (Revista Historia y Cultura, 2012).“El otro rostro de América Latina. En diálogo con La emergencia indígena en América Latina, de José Bengoa.” (Nueva Sociedad: 2012). Guest editor for Revista Umbrales in 2016.