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Historias 137 – Javier Puente On Peru’s Presidential Runoff

Smith College’s Dr. Javier Puente joined Steven to discuss the Peru’s presidential runoff election between Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori this past Sunday. Check out Javier’s article on Pedro Castillo from April – nacla.org/peru-elections-pedro-castillo Intro and Outro – Martina Portocarrero – Flor de la retama – Musica Ayacuchana – youtu.be/9k1QEZm3fw0

Historias 136 – State of the Field – Argentina from Dictatorship to Democracy

Historias Podcast · Historias 136 – State of the Field – Argentina from Dictatorship to Democracy 24 March 2021 marked the 45th anniversary of the coup that launched Argentina’s most violent period of military rule. From 1976-1983, the armed forces and their civilian allies ruled through terror. The dictatorship became notorious for its gross violations of human rights and the economic and social crises it provoked. When democracy was restored in 1983, Argentines began the Read more…

Historias 135 – Thea Riofrancos on Resource Extractivism

Dustin welcomed Dr. Thea Riofrancos, Associate Professor of Political Science at Providence College, onto the podcast to talk about her book, Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador.  The two discuss social movements and the politics of resource extraction, especially on the left.  They also consider the ongoing significance of dependency theory in Latin America, and the relationship between resource extraction and green technologies.  Check it out!  Follow Dr. Riofrancos on Twitter @triofrancos

Historias 134 – Social protests in Colombia

Dr. Lina Britto of Northwestern University and Dr. Steven Taylor of Troy University joined Steven to discuss the ongoing social mobilizations and street protests across Colombia. Intro – Métricas Frías & Deejohend – Su Propia Medicina – youtu.be/xC7Sj06Ha6E Outro – Edson Velandia & Adriana Lizcano – Todo Regalao –youtu.be/0LLIkGUwIr4 Photo Caption: “Avenida San Juan en las manifestaciones del 28 de abril de 2021, Medellín” Photo Credit: www.flickr.com/photos/humanosalv…afia/51147405944/ColombiaHistorias 134 – Social Protests In Colombia By Historias Podcast is licensed under a  Creative Read more…

Historias 133 – Alfred B. Thomas Book Award winner Juan José Ponce Vázquez on Islanders and Empire

In this week’s episode, Steven welcomes back to the program Dr. Juan José Ponce Vázquez, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Alabama and the winner of the 2021 Alfred B. Thomas Book Award from SECOLAS.  The duo talk about the book, Islanders and Empire: Smuggling and Political Defiance in Hispaniola, 1580-1690, and the challenges and opportunities of studying Hispaniola during the long seventeenth century.  Enjoy!  Follow Dr. Juan José Ponce Vázquez on Twitter Read more…

Historias 132 – William Booth on Latin America’s Cold War, and the Political Left

Dr. William Booth, the author of “Rethinking Latin America’s Cold War” published in The Historical Journal, joined Steven and Dustin to, well, rethink Latin America’s Cold War.  They examine the historiography of the Cold War in Latin America before discussing the long and layered history of conflict in the region.  Dr. Booth also gives us a preview of his forthcoming book with Verso, A Prehistory of Revolution: Latin American Lefts in the Early Cold War.  Read more…

Historias 131 – Jennifer Adair on Everyday Rights in Post-Dictatorship Argentina

Steven welcomes Dr. Jennifer Adair back to the program to talk about her book, In Search of the Lost Decade: Everyday Rights in Post-Dictatorship Argentina.  In addition to considering the experience of transitioning from an era of state terror to one of neoliberalism, the two discuss the study of memory, globalization, and authoritarianism.  They also ruminate about the importance of study abroad opportunities.  Follow Dr. Adair on Twitter

Historias 130 – Christy Thornton on a Revolution in Development

Dustin talked about some of his favorite subjects – including economic development, supranational institutions, and global governance – with one of the sharpest minds in the field, Dr. Christy Thornton.  Thornton takes us through the key arguments in her new book, Revolution in Development: Mexico and the Governance of the Global Economy.  The two also talk about interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching, and how to craft the most probing questions.  Check it out!  Follow Dr. Thornton Read more…

Historias 127 – Alyssa Bowen on the Chile Solidarity Movement in Europe

Steven welcomes Alyssa Bowen, a Ph.D. candidate in Global History at the University of North Carolina to the program to talk about her research into the Chile transnational solidarity movements of the 1970s and 1980s.  The two chat about Bowen’s article, “”Taking in the Broad Spectrum’: Human Rights and Anti-Politics in the Chile Solidarity Campaign (UK) of the 1970s” in the Journal of Social History.  They also touch on a viral Tweet and explore in Read more…

Historias 126 – State of the Field of Tourism in Latin America

Our State of the Field series returns – this time focusing on tourism!  Join Carlos as he chats with Drs. Anadelia Romo, Elizabeth Manley, and Andrew Grant Wood about their recent anthology, The Business of Leisure: Tourism History in Latin America and the Caribbean.  The group surveys a wide variety of important themes, including the business of tourism, sex tourism, the myriad ways that race and gender interplay in the enterprise, the privileged role of Read more…