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Historias 101 – Alma Rosa Alvarez on Chicanx Literature

Sarah spoke with Dr. Alma Rosa Alvarez, Professor of English at Southern Oregon University, about the development of Chicanx studies.  They discussed the evolution of Chicanx literature, the intersection of modernization and Liberation Theology, and issues surrounding homophobia and sexism in the canon.  The two also probed the particular challenges surrounding teaching Chicanx literature at a relatively small school in rural Oregon.  Have a listen! 

Editorial Board of The Latin Americanist

1. Anabel Aliaga-Buchenau, UNC Charlotte2. Stephen Morris, UNAM3. James Wood, North Carolina A&T4. Monica Rankin, University of Texas at Dallas5. Lou Pérez, UNC Chapel Hill6. Devyn Spence Benson, Davidson College7. Renee Scherlen, Appalachian State University8. Miriam Jorge, University of Missouri-St. Louis 9. Mark Setzler, High Point University10. Paul Worley, Western Carolina University11. Carlos Coria-Sánchez, UNC Charlotte

Historias 99 – Nina Lakhani on the life, death, and afterlife of Berta Cáceres

Land and the control of it lay at the core of Latin American economic inequality, social unrest, and political violence. It animates the scholarship on the region. In such countries with large indigenous communities as Bolivia, Mexico, and Honduras, the systematic dispossession of land remains an unresolved and contentious issue as these communities seek restitution while simultaneously defending current holdings. Historias Podcast · Historias 99 – Nina Lakhani on the life, death, and afterlife of Read more…

Historias 98 – El embarazo no deseado y el aborto en Bolivia con Natalie Kimball

La historiadora Natalie Kimball discute son nosotros su trabajo Un secreto a voces: La historia del embarazo no deseado y el aborto en Bolivia. El libro acaba de salir impreso por la universidad de Rutgers. Kimball investiga las experiencias personales e íntimas que las mujeres bolivianas han tenido con la sexualidad y la reproducción. Estas experiencias revelan las actitudes contradictorias y ambivalentes que los sectores dominantes han tenido sobre la mujer y el sujeto indígena. Read more…

Submit your Austin 2020 paper! (Deadline now July 15)

Presenters at the March 2020 SECOLAS meeting in Austin, Texas are encouraged to submit their papers for possible publication in The Latin Americanist Annals issue. The Annals edition is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal issue published by SECOLAS, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Winthrop University, and the University of North Carolina Press. The Latin Americanist Annals issue publishes scholarly articles from any academic discipline that include original research concerning Latin America. Manuscripts may be Read more…

Historias 97 – Technology and the Body in Postrevolutionary Mexico with David Dalton

Dr. David Dalton joined Steven to discuss his book entitled Mestizo Modernity: Race, Technology, and the Body in Postrevolutionary Mexico. Historias Podcast · Historias 97 – Technology and the Body in Postrevolutionary Mexico with David Dalton After the end of the Mexican Revolution in 1917, postrevolutionary leaders hoped to assimilate the country’s racially diverse population into one official mixed-race identity—the mestizo. Dalton’s book shows that as part of this vision, the Mexican government believed it Read more…

Historias 96 – La joven moderna de la Argentina de los años 20 y 30 con Cecilia Tossounian

Dra. Cecilia Tossounian en su libro La Joven Moderna in Interwar Argentina: Gender, Nation, and Popular Culture reconstruye diferentes representaciones de la feminidad moderna de la Argentina de los años 20 y 30, un período complejo en el que el Argentina vio la prosperidad y la crisis económica, una población cosmopolita creciente, el surgimiento de la cultura de consumo y el desarrollo del nacionalismo. Historias Podcast · Historias 96 – La joven moderna de la Read more…

Historias 95 – African Spiritualism and Emancipation in Cuba with Matthew Pettway

Dr. Matthew Pettway joined Steven to discuss his new book Cuban Literature in the Age of Black Insurrection: Manzano, Plácido, and Afro-Latino Religion. By focusing on the Afro-Cuban poets Juan Francisco Manzano and Gabriel de la Concepción Valdés, known as Plácido, Pettway explores how they intertwined Spanish and African bodies of knowledge to create a narrative of emancipation in nineteenth-century Cuba. Check out Matthew on Twitter Intro/Outro: youtu.be/2NqzePPhp7E

Historias 94 – Siguiendo las rutas de la migración peruana a Paterson, NJ con Gianncarlo Muschi

El historiador peruano Gianncarlo Muschi nos habla de su investigación de doctorado que analiza la historia de migración peruana a Paterson, New Jersey en Estados Unidos. Su trabajo de muestra cómo las estrategias peruanas para sobrevivir a la economía informal en el Perú como el “recurseo,” fueron también instrumentos que ayudaron a los migrantes peruanos a consolidar redes económicas exitosas en Estados Unidos.