Kirsten Weld F'14

Kirsten  Weld
Professor
History
Harvard University

ACLS Fellowship Program 2014
Assistant Professor
History
Harvard University
The Long Spanish Civil War in Latin America

This book project explores the lasting impact of Spain's iconic 1936-1939 civil war, and its aftermath, on Spain's former colonies in the Americas. By examining the long-term influence of Spanish-inspired political currents, Latin Americans’ engagement with Iberian revolutionary and reactionary projects, Spanish diasporas of varying sympathies in the Americas, and the historical memory of the conflict on both sides of the Atlantic, the book reinterprets the unfolding of Latin America’s Cold War.