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Historias 139 – Mauro Caraccioli on faith, nature, and empire in Colonial Spanish America

Dr. Mauro Caraccioli of Virginia Tech joined Steven to discuss his book entitled Writing the New World: The Politics of Natural History in the Early Spanish Empire, which examines the interplay of faith, nature, and empire in Colonial Spanish America and the natural histories produced by early modern Spanish missionaries to the New World. In so doing, Dr. Caraccioli documents how philosophical wonder was used to broaden empirical knowledge of the New World as well Read more…

Latest issue of The Latin Americanist is out!

Volume 65, Issue 2 is hot off the presses! Check it out: Issue hyperlink: https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/44820 Published by the University of North Carolina Press for the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies. Articles: Greg Weeks, Note from the Outgoing Editor João Batista Nascimento Gregoire, The Poor Need Money – Rethinking Poverty in Brazil’s Post-Military Dictatorship Silvia Borzutzky and Sarah Perry, “It is not about the 30 pesos, it is about the 30 years”: Chile’s Elitist Democracy, Social Movements and the October 18 Protests Read more…

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…