The fourth season of Dissertation Reviews begins very soon and, as always, we are bringing you plenty of fresh reviews of recently filed dissertations, latest updates on archives and libraries, and “Talking Shop” articles on Latin America. Under Jennifer Lambe’s editorship, “Latin American Studies” has become one of our most popular series on Dissertation Reviews. We take the opportunity to thank our Latin American Studies readers for their support. If you are interested in having your dissertation reviewed, please fill out the Review Application Form. If you are interested in helping out in some other way, please do not hesitate to email Jennifer Lambe.
Cristián Doña Reveco, “In the Shadow of Empire and Nation: Chilean Migration to the United States since 1950” (Michigan State University 2012), reviewed by Edward Melillo (Amherst College)
Ruth Mandujano Lopez, “Transpacific Mexico: Encounters with China and Japan in the Age of Steam (1867-1914)” (University of British Columbia 2012), reviewed by Fredy González (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Larissa Pires, “Gender in the Modernist City: Shaping Power Relations and National Identity Through the Construction of Brasilia” (Iowa State University 2013), reviewed by Lina del Castillo (University of Texas at Austin)
Robert Sierakowski, “In the Foosteps of Sandino: Geographies of Revolution and Political Violence in Northern Nicaragua, 1956-1979” (University of California, Los Angeles 2012), reviewed by Michael Schroeder (Lebanon Valley College)
Cristina Soriano, “Rumors of Change: Repercussions of Caribbean Turmoil and Social Conflicts in Venezuela (1790-1810)” (New York University 2011), reviewed by Marcela Echevarri (City University of New York)
Rosario Inés Granados Salinas, “Fervent Faith. Devotion, Aesthetics, and Society in the Cult of Our Lady of Remedios (Mexico, 1520-1811)” (Harvard University 2012), reviewed by Cristina Cruz González (Oklahoma State University)
Rita Isabel Henderson, “The Dismembered Family: Youth, Memory, and Modernity in Rural Southern Chile” (Université de Montréal 2013), reviewed by Taylor Jardno (Yale University)
Andrew Daily, “Staying French: Martiniquans and Guadeloupeans between Empire and Independence, 1946-1973” (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 2011), reviewed by Vanessa Agard-Jones (New York University)
Plus 25 others (and counting!)
Meet the editor
Jennifer Lambe (Latin American Studies) is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at Yale University, where she focuses on modern Caribbean and Latin American history. She received her AB in History and Gender Studies from Brown University. Her doctoral dissertation, “Baptism by Fire: The Making and Remaking of Madness in Cuba, 1899-1980,” examines the history of mental illness and mental healing in Cuba from the time of independence from Spain, with a focus on both institutional psychiatry and popular healing. She has published in Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe and Cuba: People, Culture, History (ed. Alan West-Durán, 2011).
Image: Palácio da Alvorada at night — the official residence of the President of Brazil, in Brasília. Photograph by Thum_Fel. Wikimedia Commons.