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Preludes to Change: Conflict and Transformation in Latin America - Guatemala

Speaker: Emily Taylor
Date: October 6, 2021
Time: 6:00PM

What are the conditions that give rise to change in a nation? In this series of webinars, scholars from across North Carolina will explain the circumstances that led to transformations in Latin America during the 20th century. From radical populist revolutions in Cuba and Nicaragua to the subversive coup d'états in Chile and Guatemala, we will learn how militaries, guerrilla fighters, and foreign governments all use violence to enact change - with vastly different results in each country. Participants will leave the session with an understanding of the lasting impacts of these historical conflicts that still affect these countries today.

While this series focuses on NC Latin American Studies and NC World History high school standards, teachers of all subjects and grades are invited to attend. CEU's are available! Email Corin Zaragoza at for more details.

The Coup D'État of 1954 in Guatemala
Emily Tayloris a doctoral student in the history department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is currently working on her dissertation, tentatively titled “Beyond ‘Dónde Están?:’ Women and Social Change in Guatemala, 1976-1996.” Emily received her BA in History from Davidson College in 2016 and her MA in History from UNC-CH in 2021. Her research and teaching interests include state violence, social movements, gender, and historical memory. She is also interested in Maya linguistics, focusing on K’iche’ Maya. Emily lives in Durham, NC with her rescue dog Marley Rose.