Panel discussion: The Press and the Global History of Democracy in Nineteenth Century Latin America

Paula Alonso is Associate Professor of History and International Affairs at The George Washington University. She is the author of Between Revolution and the Ballot Box. The Origins of the Argentine Radical Party in the 1890s (CUP, 2000); Jardines secretos, legitimaciones públicas. El Partido Autonomista Nacional y la política Argentina de fin de siglo XIX, (Edhasa, 2010); (editor) Construcciones impresas. Panfletos, diarios y revistas en la formación de los estados nacionales en América Latina, 1820-1920 (FCE, 2003); (co-editor) El sistema federal argentino a fin de siglo XIX. Debates y coyunturas (Edhasa, 2015), and has published in the Hispanic American Historical Review and the Journal of Latin American Studies, among other journals.

Laura Cucchi holds a position as Associate Researcher at the Argentine National Scientific and Technical Research Council. She is currently Research Associate at the Latin American Centre (University of Oxford) and Visiting Researcher at the Lateinamerika-Institut (Freie Universität Berlin) thanks to a Gerda-Henkel- Postdoctoral Grant. Her publications include “Prensa política y legislación de imprenta en Córdoba en la segunda mitad del siglo XIX”, Revista de Indias 74:260 (2014), and “Confrontations in the Argentine Congress during state formation (1862-1880): Provincial politicians, national authorities, and the public sphere of Buenos Aires”, Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, 29:2 (2023).

Juan Neves-Sarriegui is an Associate Member of the Oxford History Faculty and postdoctoral researcher in the project ‘Latin America and the Global History of Democracy, 1810-1930’ (Oxford History Faculty, OSGA and the Gerda Henkel Foundation). He completed his doctorate at Oxford with the thesis ‘Revolution in the Rio de la Plata: Political Culture and Periodical Press, c. 1780-1830’, which explores the changes brought about by the press in the age of Atlantic revolutions.

Eduardo Posada-Carbó is Professor of the History and Politics of Latin America at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies and the History Faculty, and William Golding Senior Research Fellow at Brasenos College. He is the co-editor (with Joanna Innes and Mark Philp) of Re-Imagining Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean, 1780-1870 (OUP, 2023), and has published on the history of journalism in Latin America, including ‘Newspapers, politics, and elections in Colombia, 1830–1930’, The Historical Journal 53.4 (2010).

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