Category Archives: Americas

Age, Adulthood, and Voting Rights

Why Eighteen? Age, Adulthood and the Absence of Easy Answers. When did you become an adult? I ask people this question often, and I’m frequently…

Environmental Capitalism in Patagonia

A review of Topographies of Risk: Social Practice and Environmental Capitalism in Patagonia, by Marcos Alexander Mendoza. Andean Patagonia is often depicted as a scarcely…

Urban Flooding and Memoryscape in Argentina

A review of Watermarks: Urban Flooding and Memoryscape in Argentina, by Susann Ullberg. At the confluence of two major Argentinean rivers, an incomplete embankment turns…

Resources and Revolution in Bolivia

A review of Blood of the Earth: Natural Resources, Economic Visions, and Revolution in La Paz, Bolivia, 1927-1971, by Kevin Young. Kevin Young has written…

Coming Soon: U.S. History/American Studies

More exciting news at Dissertation Reviews: we are thrilled to announce the imminent debut of U.S. History/American Studies, under the leadership of Susan Eckelmann. If…

Hemispheric Institute’s Digital Video Library

A review of the Hemispheric Institute’s Digital Video Library (HIDVL). The Hemispheric Institute’s Digital Video Library (HIDVL) is a project of the Hemispheric Institute (Hemi),…

Alcoholism & Recovery in Guatemala

A review of The Sober Self: Discourse and Identity of Recovering Alcoholics in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, by Carla Pezzia. “The Sober Self” draws…

Guatemalan University & Political Change

A review of ‘Do Not Tempt Us!’: The Guatemalan University in Protest, Memory, and Political Change, 1944-Present, by Heather A. Vrana. In her dissertation, Heather…