Curated by Samantha Davis Thematic Collections are assortments of past and recently released articles in HAHR about key issues, events, individuals, or historiographical trends. These collections can be used as gateways into a specific historical subject, demonstrations of methodology, or sources for classroom discussion. Each time we move through our towns and cities, we are inundated by sensory input from passing cars to singing birds to signs hanging in windows. With so much to see, hear, smell, and feel, our sensory …

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  Curated by Samantha Davis Thematic Collections are assortments of past and recently released articles in HAHR about key issues, events, individuals, or historiographical trends. These collections can be used as gateways into a specific historical subject, demonstrations of methodology, or sources for classroom discussion. Rising interest in the Pacific Ocean World has prompted a wave of research connecting the far reaches of the world via maritime routes like the Manila Galleon, though the region remains relatively understudied. Connecting New Spain …

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Paula López Caballero has a Ph.D. in Social Anthropolgy and Ethnography from la École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, in París, France. She is an research at the Centro de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias en Ciencias y Humanidades at UNAM and a member of the National System of Reseachers (Miembro del Sistema Nacional de Investigadores). You can read her article “Domesticating Social Taxonomies: Local and National Identifications as Seen Through Susan Drucker’s Anthropological Fieldwork in Jamiltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1957-1963” in HAHR 100:2. …

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Jesse Horst works for Sarah Lawrence College as director of Sarah Lawrence in Cuba, the longest consecutively running US academic exchange program in Havana. He earned his PhD in Latin American history from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016 and was awarded the University of Pittsburgh’s 2016–17 Eduardo Lozano Memorial Dissertation Award for best doctoral dissertation in Latin American studies. His previous work has appeared in the Journal of Urban History, and he is currently finishing a book manuscript …

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Ana María Silva Campo is a historian of race, gender, and the law in colonial Latin America. She is a Carolina Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her PhD in history at the University of Michigan and holds a BA in history and romance languages from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. You can read her article “Through the Gate of the Media Luna: Slavery and the Geographies of Legal …

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Catherine Komisaruk is an associate professor of history at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is the author of Labor and Love in Guatemala: The Eve of Independence (Stanford University Press, 2013). Currently she is writing a book about native families, migration, and activism in colonial Guatemala and Mexico. You can read her article “All in a Day’s Walk? The Gendered Geography of Native Migration in Colonial Chiapas and Guatemala” in HAHR 100.3.  1. How did you come to …

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Alfonso Salgado is an associate researcher at the Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias Sociales at the Universidad Diego Portales. He received his PhD in history from Columbia University in 2016. He is developing the postdoctoral project “Prensa de izquierda y gestión empresarial en Chile” (Proyecto Fondecyt de Postdoctorado N. 3190080) and is participating as coresearcher in the research project “Estalinismo y desestalinización: Continuidad y cambio en las generaciones militantes de las Juventudes Comunistas de Chile” (Proyecto Fondecyt Regular N. 1190307). …

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Katy Henderson is a senior research adviser with Oxfam America’s US Domestic Program. Previously, Henderson was a Brent Scowcroft Award Fellow with the Aspen Strategy Group, which focused on national security and foreign policy through Track II diplomacy. She is an affiliate of the Instituto Cubano de Investigación Cultural Juan Marinello and has worked closely with the Fundación Nicolás Guillén and the Instituto de Historia de Cuba. You can read her article “Race, Discrimination, and the Cuban Constitution of 1940” in …

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Bridgette K. Werner is a postdoctoral research associate and lecturer in the Program in Latin American Studies at Princeton University. She earned a PhD in Latin American history from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2018. She is currently working on a book tentatively titled “‘To Make Rivers of Blood Flow:’ Agrarian Reform, Rural Warfare, and State Expansion in Postrevolutionary Bolivia, 1952–1974.” You can read her article “Between Autonomy and Acquiescence: Negotiating Rule in Revolutionary Bolivia, 1953–1958” in HAHR 100.1.

By Samantha Davis Arne Bialuschewski is assistant professor of history at Trent University. His research centers on cross-cultural relations in the seventeenth-century Atlantic world, early modern piracy, and the slave trade. Currently he is studying the relations between buccaneers and indigenous groups in Central America in the seventeenth century. You can read his article “Juan Gallardo: A Native American Buccaneer” in HAHR 100:2. 1. How did you come to focus on raiding in seventeenth-century Latin America as an area …

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