Transnational Resistance: Politics, Migration, and Rights in 20th-Century Latin America


Please join us for two public lectures that explore the transnational histories of Latin American political exiles’ and migrants’ construction of oppositional social movements and rights claims during the 20th century.

12:00 p.m.              Prof. Geneviève Dorais, “Indo-America: A Transnational History of Peruvian Anti-Imperialism, 1920-1945”

About Geneviève Dorais:
Geneviève Dorais is Assistant Professor of Latin American history at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM). She completed her doctorate at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, with a dissertation on the transnational Alianza Popular Revolucionaria Americana (APRA) and the Indo-American project. Dorais sits on the executive committee of the Réseau d'études latino-américaines de Montréal (RÉLAM). She is engaged in research projects exploring the involvement of non-state actors in fostering projects of hemispheric unity in the Americas. Dorais is currently working on a book project on the Peruvian APRA in exile. Her most recent articles have appeared in the Hispanic American Historical Review and the International History Review.

12:50 – 1 p.m.        Coffee Break

1 p.m.                     Dr. Mireya Loza, “Defiant Braceros”

About Mireya Loza:
Dr. Mireya Loza is a curator in the Division of Work and Industry at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). She holds a doctorate in American Studies from Brown University. Dr. Loza specializes in the history of labor, migration, social movements, and civil rights. Her recent book, Defiant Braceros: How Migrants Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom (2016), draws on an extensive oral history collection project to explore Mexican workers’ lives and labor in the 20th-century United States and the politics of representation surrounding the Bracero Program (1942-1964). Defiant Braceros won the 2016 Theodore Saloutos Book Award from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society (IEHS). Please join us to hear Dr. Loza discuss her book, Defiant Braceros, and work with the NMAH.

A discussion and question period will follow the lectures.

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Lunch will be served. RSVP appreciated.

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