Violence and Its Long Shadow: The Shining Path in Peru


ACLS Fellowship Program




“Violence and Its Long Shadow” examines the history of the Shining Path guerrilla movement in Peru, from its emergence to its defeat and beyond, including reconciliation efforts. It asks how a Maoist group took hold in Peru and how this conflict resulted in at least 70,000 dead. The project contextualizes the Shining Path in the history of global violence and terror, and studies its long-term impact on Peru as well as the efforts of and responses to Peru’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (CVR). Building on the rich CVR archive and a recent surge of publications, the book project informs not only those interested in Peru and insurgencies, but also those interested in global terror, radicalization, memory, and human rights.