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Delirio: The fantastic, the demonic, and the reel narratives from Nuevo Leon
This dissertation is about the "making of history." It is about the process of how certain events are laboriously imbedded in the story of a region or nation. It is also about how other events or narratives become phantasms ...
Gorgeous monster: The arts of managing violence in contemporary Bogota
In the late 20th century, Bogota, capital of Colombia, a country where homicide is the leading cause of death, became a model of governmental intervention aimed at managing violence. My dissertation inquires into this ...
Contentious liberties: Gendered power and religious freedom in the nineteenth-century American mission to Jamaica
In 1839, the year after slavery's end in the British West Indies, a group of young abolitionist graduates of Ohio's Oberlin College established a Protestant mission in Jamaica. Joining the already numerous British missionaries ...
The electoral connection in multi-level systems with non-static ambition: Linking political careers and legislative performance in Argentina
Legislators who do not expect to be permanently reelected are not necessarily non-ambitious politicians. Whenever current legislators have different office goals in mind, it is likely that they try to use their available ...