LAC History Seminar Series: Tropical Illusions? Looking for Latin America's 'Early' Cold War

Conveners: Professor Eduardo Posada-Carbó and Timo Schaefer, University of Oxford

Speaker: William Booth, UCL

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William Booth is Lecturer in Latin American History at UCL Institute of the Americas. He is a historian of Western Hemisphere lefts in the modern period, with a particular focus on socialists and communists in post-revolutionary Mexico. He also works on Cold War historiography and on transnational intellectual networks. Bill did his PhD at the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London. From 2017-21 he was Lecturer in Modern History at St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford. When his children and cats allow it, he is writing a book entitled "A Prehistory of Revolution: Latin American Lefts in the Early Cold War".