Convener: Eduardo Posada-Carbó, University of Oxford
Speaker: Paulo Drinot, UCL
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Paulo Drinot is Professor of Latin American History at University College London. He is a former editor of the Journal of Latin American Studies, one of the original organisers of the United Kingdom Latin American Historians Network, and author of two monographs The Allure of Labor: Workers, Race, and the Making of the Peruvian State (Duke University Press, 2011) and The Sexual Question: A History of Prostitution in Peru, 1850-1956 (Cambridge University Press, 2020), which won an Honourable Mention from the Bryce Wood Book Award of the Latin American Studies Association. He is also editor or co-editor of several volumes, including Che’s Travels: The Making of a Revolutionary in 1950s Latin America (Duke University Press, 2010), The Great Depression in Latin America (Duke University Press, 2014), Peru in Theory (Palgrave, 2014), Comics and Memory in Latin America (Pittsburgh University Press, 2017), The Peculiar Revolution: Rethinking the Peruvian Experiment under Military Rule (University of Texas Press, 2017), and La Patria Nueva: Economía, sociedad y cultura en el Perú, 1919-1930 (A Contracorriente, 2018). His most recent publication is a co-edited volume titled La condena de la libertad: de Túpac Amaru II al bicentenario peruano en seis ensayos y un colofón (Planeta/Universidad del Pacífico, 2022). His current research project, funded by a three-year Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship, is a biography of José Carlos Mariátegui.