New Latin America Editors


We are very excited to welcome two new editors to Latin American and Caribbean Studies Dissertation Reviews. Rachel Nolan (NYU) and Javier Puente (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) will continue to bring you reviews of recently defended, unpublished dissertations in this dynamic field. If you are interested in having your dissertation reviewed, please fill out the Review Application Form.

Rachel and Javier can be reached at and

Introducing Our Field Editors

Photo on 6-15-14 at 2.12 PMRachel Nolan is a doctoral candidate in Latin American and Caribbean History at New York University, where she is working on a history of international adoptions from  Guatemala during and after the civil war. She is also collaborating on a reader edited by Heather Vrana called Beyond 1968: Key Anti-Colonial Texts from Central American Student  Movements, 1929-1979  (forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press). Rachel has written for publications including the New York Times and Harper’s Magazine, and is a 2015-2016 Fulbright scholar in Guatemala.

Javier Puente

profileJavier Puente is an Assistant Professor of Latin American History in the Instituto de Historia of the Universidad Católica in Chile. Primarily a historian of rural Latin America, he focuses on twentieth- century agrarian issues as they intersect with political, economic, social, and ecological questions. He received a Ph.D. in Latin American history from Georgetown University, and previously held the Latin American Studies postdoctoral fellowship at Lehigh University. He is currently working on a book manuscript based on his doctoral dissertation, provisionally titled Village Peru: Landscapes, Sheep, and the Ecology of Campesinos in an Andean Heartland, 1900-1990. His latest publication is an ethnographic analysis of campesino archives and their role in the writing of contemporary rural history in Peru.


Image: Las Terrazas, Cuba. Photo by Jennifer Lambe.

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