February 16, 2024
Carole Concha Bell

Felipe Gálvez's award-winning film Los Colonos delves into Chile’s brutal settler-colonial past, exposing the consequences of cultural extermination and resonating with Latin America's contemporary Indigenous struggles.

Cover of "After Servitude: Elusive Property and the Ethics of Kinship in Bolivia" by Mareike Winchell. (University of California Press, 2022)
November 3, 2023
Carwil Bjork-James

Mareike Winchell’s ethnography of post-hacienda life in Bolivia’s Ayopaya province reveals the complex afterlives of servitude, but fails to weigh the comparative scale between deference and refusal.

October 27, 2023
Doc M. Billingsley

Victoria Sanford's book is a powerful testimony to the historical roots of routine violence against women in Guatemala, portraying the life, struggles, and personality of human beings who are otherwise lost in dire statistics.

September 10, 2023
Terri Gordon-Zolov and Eric Zolov

Fifty years on from the coup that installed dictatorship and neoliberalism in Chile, protest art from the streets of Santiago underlines the present reverberations of an authoritarian past.

September 1, 2023
Marisel C. Moreno

Unauthorized migration across Hispanophone Caribbean, rendered through art, highlights the neocolonial and neoliberalism violence shaping mobility, displacement, and borders.

August 18, 2023
Alina R. Méndez

Paiz’s book provides a balanced history of the United Farm Workers movement, without losing sight of the myriad ways it brought people together to demand, conceive, and build better worlds.  

July 14, 2023
Paola Canova

Joel Correia’s ethnography provides vibrant testimony of the struggles of the Sanapaná and Enxet peoples as they navigate complex dynamics of dispossession and neglect.

June 30, 2023
Perla M. Guerrero

Sarah McNamara’s book traces the politics of Cuban immigrants and their descendants, the central role of women, and histories of labor organizing in a Tampa area cigar making community.

June 23, 2023
Jennifer Adair

Debbie Sharnak’s book traces the shifting meanings of human rights in Uruguay’s descent into authoritarianism and continued struggle for justice and accountability.

June 2, 2023
Daniel Rey

Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s latest novel-biography tells the extraordinary life of the Colombian guerrillero-turned-filmmaker Sergio Cabrera.


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