Category: Women in Latin America

Interviewing Military Officers

We drove up into the residential hills of Villa Hermosa, overlooking the city of Guatemala, searching for the house amongst the many white-stucco, high-walled mansions. I asked the taxi-driver …

Disobedient Autobiographies of Las Desobedientes

From the quasi mythical conquista-age Malinche to contemporary women such as Rigoberta Menchú and Rosario Castellanos, Las Desobedientes restitutes the women of Latin American history …

Delivering the Data

Marta was 18, living at home in El Salvador, when she dated a man who raped her. She told her father about the rape, and he responded by threatening to kill her for damaging the family’s …

Black or Mulata?

After my graduation from Yale in the early eighties, I spent several years of research and writing on the novels by Latin American authors. These investigations resulted in my book …

Updates: Latino Cultures

arvard’s Latino Cultures Seminar, to be held for the second year, has “a new, coordinated design,” according to its organizers, Professor Marcelo Su¡rez-Orozco from the Graduate School …

Comings and Goings: Health at the Margins

Marilyn Nations, a researcher in the poorest reaches of Northeast Brazil, came to Harvard recently to tell the story of how romantic advisors and Afro-Brazilian Umbanda healers had …

Mexican Women

When I began my research on 19th century Mexico City women 20 years ago, it did not take me long to realize that what Mexican women were supposed to do, and what they actually did …

Ana Maria Sanchez: A Profile

My first image of Ana Marí­a Amar Sánchez is of a bundle of joyous intellectual energy wrapped up in an incredibly soft blue-and-green Uruguayan shawl …

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