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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…

Historias 124 – Chad Black on Gender, Sex, and the Law in Colonial Quito

Dr. Chad Black sat down with Steven for an enlightening conversation about his research.  The two take us to colonial Quito with tales of neighbors denouncing neighbors, and courts prosecuting supposedly deviant sexual behavior.  They discuss the ways court records can be used to explore social norms.  Enjoy!  Check out Dr. Black’s new podcast from the University of Tennessee Department of History, The Jangle. Also take a look at his book, The Limits of Gender Read more…

Historias 123 – Molly Avery on Pinochet and El Salvador

Have a listen to Steven and Dustin’s conversation with Molly Avery, a doctoral candidate in International History at the London School of Economics.  The trio talk about Ms. Avery’s new article, “Promoting a ‘Pinochetazo’: The Chilean Dictatorship’s Foreign Policy in El Salvador during the Carter Years, 1977-81,”  as well as her broader research agenda.  Settle in to learn more about the transnational right and the significance of human rights in inter-American relations.  Follow Molly Avery Read more…

Historias 119 – Ashley Kerr on Sex, Skulls, and Citizens

Carlos Dimas returns to the mic to talk with Dr. Ashley Kerr about her new book, Sex, Skulls, and Citizens: Gender and Racial Science in Argentina, 1860-1910.  Sit back and listen to disturbing but significant stories about displays of indigenous peoples in late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century Argentina.  Dr. Kerr also previews her new book project, centering on the Buenos Aires zoo.