A Class that Does (not) Matter: Rethinking Cold War Latin America from the Middle

Ricardo López-Pedreros is Professor of History at Western Washington University (USA). He is currently Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor at the Institute of the Americas—UCL. He is the author of Makers of Democracy: A Transnational History of the Middle Classes in Colombia (Duke University Press, 2019). He is coeditor of The Making of the Middle Class: Toward a Transnational History (Duke University Press, 2012), and The Middle Classes in Latin America: Subjectivities, Practices, and Genealogies (Routledge, Forthcoming). Professor López-Pedreros is the editor of Social Movements in the Americas series (Rowman &Littlefield/Lexington books). He is currently working on two book monographs, a biography of the Colombian sociologist Gabriel Restrepo and a history of domination in Colombia during the second half of the twentieth century.