July 16, 2019
by Sean Mannion
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Interview with Vanessa Freije, author of “Speaking of Sterilization: Rumors, the Urban Poor, and the Public Sphere in Greater Mexico City”

Vanessa Freije holds a PhD in history from Duke University, and she is assistant professor in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is currently completing a book on the opening more »

June 26, 2019
by Sean Mannion
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Interview with Rafael Pedemonte, author of “The Meeting of Revolutionary Roads: Chilean-Cuban Interactions, 1959–1970”

Rafael Pedemonte obtained his PhD jointly from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in 2016. He is now a postdoctoral assistant at Ghent University in Belgium, where he works on a project aimed more »

April 1, 2019
by Sean Mannion
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Interview with Kathleen Kole de Peralta, author of “Mal Olor and Colonial Latin American History: Smellscapes in Lima, Peru, 1535–1614”

Kathleen Kole de Peralta is an assistant professor of history at Idaho State University specializing in Latin American and environmental history. Her research integrates environment, health, and the digital humanities on colonial Peru. You can read her article “Mal Olor and more »

March 27, 2019
by Scott Doebler
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Interview with Susana Sosenski, author of “El caso Bohigas: Reacciones al secuestro infantil en el México de los años cuarenta”

Susana Sosenski is a researcher and professor at UNAM.  Her research is focused on the cultural and social history of childhood. You can read her article “El caso Bohigas: Reacciones al secuestro infantil en el México de los años cuarenta” in more »

March 13, 2019
by Sean Mannion
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Interview with Rajeshwari Dutt, author of “Loyal Subjects at Empire’s Edge: Hispanics in the Vision of a Belizean Colonial Nation, 1882–1898”

Rajeshwari Dutt is an assistant professor of history at the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi. She researches the histories of Yucatán, Belize, and the Mosquito Shore in the nineteenth century. Her first monograph, Maya Caciques in Early National Yucatán (University more »

March 7, 2019
by Sean Mannion
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Interview with Natalia Milanesio, author of “Sex and Democracy: The Meanings of the Destape in Postdictatorial Argentina”

Natalia Milanesio is associate professor of history at the University of Houston. Her book Workers Go Shopping in Argentina: The Rise of Popular Consumer Culture (University of New Mexico Press, 2013) explores the exceptional cultural, political, and social role of more »

February 14, 2019
by Scott Doebler
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Interview with Justyna Olko and Agnieszka Brylak, authors of “Defending Local Autonomy and Facing Cultural Trauma: A Nahua Order against Idolatry, Tlaxcala, 1543”

Justyna Olko is director of the Center for Research and Practice in Cultural Continuity at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” of the University of Warsaw. She specializes in the ethnohistory and linguistics of Mesoamerica, with a focus on Nahua language more »

December 12, 2018
by Sean Mannion
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Interview with Paul K. Eiss, “A Revolutionary Postmortem: Body, Memory, and History in Yucatán, Mexico, 1915–2015”

Paul K. Eiss is an associate professor of anthropology and history at Carnegie Mellon University whose research joins the methods of archival history, ethnography, and cultural analysis. His book, In the Name of El Pueblo: Place, Community, and the Politics more »

November 21, 2018
by Sean Mannion
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Interview with Fidel J. Tavárez, author of “Colonial Economic Improvement: How Spain Created New Consulados to Preserve and Develop Its American Empire, 1778–1795”

Fidel J. Tavárez is a scholar of the Spanish Atlantic, focused on issues of political economy, Enlightenment, and imperial reforms during the eighteenth century. He completed a PhD in history at Princeton University (2016). For the 2018–19 academic year, he more »

November 14, 2018
by Sean Mannion
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Interview with Matthew Butler and Kevin D. Powell, authors of “Father, Where Art Thou? Catholic Priests and Mexico’s 1929 Relación de Sacerdotes”

Matthew Butler is an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of numerous publications on the history of the Cristero movement and of Catholicism in Mexico and is currently more »

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