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January 22, 2014

Transnational Americas Series: Chinese Coolies in Cuba and Peru

Elliot Young

Please join CLLAS and LAS for the first lecture of the 2014 Transnational Americas Speaker Series

“Contracting Freedom: Coolies in Cuba and Peru in the Age of Emancipation” by Elliot Young

* Wed. January 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM
* Browsing Room, Knight Library
* Refreshments will be served

Elliot Young is an Associate Professor of History at Lewis & Clark College. He specializes in Latin America, the U.S.-Mexico border, and transnational history. His current research focuses on Chinese Laborers in Latin America.

September 11, 2013

Herrmann receives grants from Spanish Ministry of Education and Holocaust Education Foundation

Associate Professor of Spanish Gina Herrman has received two grants this summer in support of her Holocaust research and teaching. The first is a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture for completion of her forthcoming volume, A Critical Companion to Jorge Semprún: Buchenwald and Beyond. The second is a course development grant from the Holocaust Education Foundation at Northwestern University–for a new course, The Gendered Experience of the Holocaust in the Romance World  (winter 2014).


November 12, 2012

Herrmann on Women Communist Guerrillas under Franco

Associate Professor of Spanish Gina Herrmann has published an essay on a Spanish Communist Women resistance fighter in Hispanic Issues 10 (2012), titled “Armed Resistance: Cultural Representations of the Anti-Francoist Guerrilla.” [Full text online]

In the article, Herrmann studies the representation of famous guerrillera Remedios Montero who fled to the mountains to escape persecution by the Francoist authorities in the late 1940s. The article explores Pau Vergara’s documentary Memorias de una guerrillera (‘Memoirs of a lady guerrilla’) based on the life of Montero. Herrmann’s analysis of this docudrama reveals the insurmountable distance that exists between the public, cultural images of Montero and her resistance to satisfy the expectations created by such images, which helps explain failed cultural representations of historical memory.