Speaker: Paula Alonso, George Washington University
Convener(s): Carlos Pérez Ricart and Eduardo Posada-Carbó
Paula Alonso is Associate Professor of History and International Relations at George Washington University. She is a historian of Latin American politics, specializing on political parties, elections, federalism and print culture in the nineteenth and twentieth-century Argentina. Her publications include Between Revolution and the Ballot Box. The Origins of the Argentine Radical Party in the 1890s (CUP 2000); Jardines secretos, legitimaciones públicas. El Partido Autonomista Nacional y la política argentina de fines de siglo XIX (Edhasa 2010); (ed.) Construcciones Impresas: Panfletos, diarios y revistas en la formación de los estados nacionales en América Latina, 1820-1920 (FCE 2004); and (co-ed.) El sistema federal argentino. Debates y coyunturas (1860-1910) (Edhasa 2015). Her articles have also appeared in the Journal of Latin American Studies and the Hispanic American Historical Review. She is currently writing a book length history of Argentina to be published by Cambridge University Press and working on a research project on the history of democracy in Argentina, 1860-1930.