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47 minutes | a day ago
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 - https://youtu.be/xC7Sj06Ha6E Outro - Edson Velandia & Adriana Lizcano - Todo Regalao -https://youtu.be/0LLIkGUwIr4 Photo Caption: "Avenida San Juan en las manifestaciones del 28 de abril de 2021, Medellín" Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/humanosalvajefotografia/51147405944/
35 minutes | 6 days ago
Historias 133 – Alfred B. Thomas Book Award Winner Juan José Ponce Vázquez
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!
47 minutes | 19 days ago
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. Not content end the conversation when the episode ostensibly wraps, the trio goes into extra time and talks more about Booth’s scholarship, and about Austin BBQ, Powell’s Books, and New York Mets fandom. Stick around!
36 minutes | a month ago
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.
53 minutes | a month ago
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!
65 minutes | 2 months ago
Historias 129 - Liliana Duica on the challenge of landmines in Colombia
Anthropologist Dr. Liliana Duica joined Steven to discuss her research on landmines and their removal in Colombia. In her studies, she developed the concept of the 'regularization of irregularity' to explore how these artifacts were and are understood. They also discuss ethnographic methods and her surprising find of weaponry handbooks produced and circulated by the guerrillas.
33 minutes | 2 months ago
Historias 128 - Las políticas de género en la Revolución cubana con Michelle Chase
La historiadora Dra. Michelle Chase habla de su libro *Revolution within the Revolution: Women and Gender Politics in Cuba, 1952-1962* con Carmen Soliz.
28 minutes | 2 months ago
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 some depth the concept of anti-politics. Have a listen!
51 minutes | 2 months ago
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 international visitors, and the environmental effects of leisure travel. The group also asks what alternative versions of tourism might look like. Check it out!
48 minutes | 2 months ago
Historias 125 Los orígenes de la guerra civil en el Salvador con Joaquín Chávez
Dr. Joaquín Chávez habla de su libro *Poets and Prophets of the Resistance: Intellectuals and the Origins of El Salvador's Civil War* con Carmen. El libro analiza la movilización urbana y rural previa a la guerra civil en el Salvador. Que disfruten.
48 minutes | 2 months ago
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!
35 minutes | 3 months ago
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 group talks 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.
44 minutes | 3 months ago
Historias 122 - Le elección presidencial de Ecuador con Pablo Ospina
Nuestra presentadora Carmen Soliz habla con Dr. Pablo Ospina de la Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar de la elección presidencial ecuatoriana. Que disfruten. https://www.uasb.edu.ec/web/area-de-estudios-sociales-y-globales/docente?pablo-ospina
48 minutes | 3 months ago
Historias 121 - Marc Becker On Ecuador's Election
Ecuador’s presidential election took place on 7 February. Spoiler alert – it’s heading to a runoff. Dr. Marc Becker talked with Steven and Dustin about the election, Ecuadorian politics, the importance of social movements, and the meaning of neoliberalism in the 2020s. Have a listen!k
52 minutes | 3 months ago
Historias 120 - Ben Dangl sobre la descolonización de la historia boliviana
El historiador y periodista Ben Dangl habla de su libro *The Five Hundred Year Rebellion: Indigenous Movements and the Decolonization of History in Bolivia*.
35 minutes | 3 months ago
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.
51 minutes | 4 months ago
Historias 118 - Bolivia Today
Dr. Carmen Soliz brought together an outstanding panel of scholars to discuss present day Bolivia. The panel explores such critical actors and elements as the military, miners, cruceño elites, and public health contemporary Bolivia by placing them in broader historical arcs to present a complex picture of this Andean nation. Panel: Dr. Liz Shesko [https://www.oakland.edu/history/faculty-staff/elizabeth-shesko/] Dr. Ben Nobbs-Thiessen [https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/history/faculty-staff/ben-nobbs-thiessen.html] Dr. Elena McGrath [https://www.union.edu/history/faculty-staff/elena-mcgrath] Dr. Nicole Pacino [https://www.uah.edu/ahs/departments/history/faculty-staff/nicole-pacino] Photo: "Bolivia" by szeke is licensed with CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/
45 minutes | 4 months ago
Historias 117 - Rafael Ocasio
Steven sat down with Dr. Rafael Ocasio to talk about his new book, A Bristol Rhode Island and Matanzas Cuba, Slavery Connection: The Diary of George Howe. The conversation takes us from Rhode Island to Matanzas – from the U.S. Capital to plantation fields. Using George Howe as a window into the era, Ocasio paints a vivid picture of a challenging world.
40 minutes | 5 months ago
Historias 116 - El legado cultural de las soldaderas y las mexicanas afrodescendientes
La dra. Christine Arce habla de su libro *Mexico's Nobodies: The Cultural Legacy of the Soldadera and Afro-Mexican Women* con Carmen Soliz.
98 minutes | 5 months ago
Historias 115 - Assessing Alberto Fernández's First Year as Argentine President
Dr. Mark Healey of UConn and Dr. Ernesto Semán of the University of Bergen (Norway) joined Steven to assess the first year in office of Argentine president Alberto Fernández.
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