Fire in the Andes: Peru’s Shining Path and MRTA in Historical Context

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Event:
Fire in the Andes: Peru’s Shining Path and MRTA in Historical Context
Start:
October 9, 2013 5:30 pm
End:
October 9, 2013 7:30 pm
Category:
Updated:
September 6, 2013
Venue:
FedEx GEC, 4003
Address:
301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, United States

A talk by Miguel La Serna (Department of History). Sponsored by The Triangle Institute for Security Studies.

Miguel La Serna is interested in the relationship between race, culture, and political violence in twentieth-century Latin America. He has received research and writing fellowships from the Ford, Fulbright, and Guggenheim foundations and the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity. La Serna’s recent publications include “To Cross the River of Blood: How an Inter-Community Conflict is Linked to the Peruvian Civil War, 1940-1983,” in Power, Culture, and Violence in the Andes, eds. Christine Hunefeldt and Milos Kokotovic (Sussex Academic Press, 2009). His current book project, The Corner of the Living, examines Peru’s indigenous peasantry on the eve of the Shining Path guerrilla insurgency.

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