Paula Alonso

Paula Alonso

Title:
Associate Professor of History and International Affairs
Office:
Phillips Hall 335
Address: 801 22nd St. NW
Phone: 202-994-6233
Email:
[email protected]

Paula Alonso is a historian of Latin America who specializes on nineteenth and twentieth century Argentina. Her first book, Between Revolution and the Ballot Box (Cambridge University Press, 2000), examined the formation of the Argentine Radical Party within the context of the modernization of political practices in the 1890s. Her second book, Jardines secretos, legitimaciones públicas, published in 2010, analyzed Argentina’s federal political dynamics under one-party rule in the late nineteenth century. She is also the author of “Liberalism in the Foundational Decade of ‘Modern Argentina’. The Political Debates of the 1880s,” published by The Hispanic American Historical Review in 2007; editor of Construcciones Impresas: Panfletos, diarios y revistas en la formación de los estados nacionales en América Latina, 1820-1920 (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2004); and co-editor of El sistema federal argentino. Debates y coyunturas (1860-1910), which was published in August 2015. She is currently writing a book length history of Argentina to be published by Cambridge University Press. Her research has been supported by the Leverhulme Trust and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. 

Complete C.V.

Education

D.Phil (PhD), Oxford University, 1992.

Publications

Jardines secretos, legitimaciones públicas. El Partido Autonomista Nacional y la política argentina de fin del siglo XIX. Ed. Edhasa, Buenos Aires, 2010.

Editor, Construcciones impresas. Panfletos, diarios y revistas en la formación de los estados nacionales en América Latina, 1820-1920. Fondo de Cultura Económica, Buenos Aires, 2004.

Between Revolution and the Ballot Box. The Origins of the Argentine Radical Party in the 1890s, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2000 (paperback edition 2006). Revised and translated as Entre la revolución y las urnas. Los orígenes de la Unión Cívica Radical y la política argentina en los años noventa, Ed. Sudamericana, Buenos Aires, 2000.

“Liberalism in the Foundational Decade of ‘Modern Argentina’. The Political Debates of the 1880s,” The Hispanic American Historical Review 87, no. 1 (February 2007): 3-41.

Classes Taught

Hist 1011: World History, 1500-Present

Hist 3711: Modern Latin America II
Hist 3701: Argentina in Global Context
Hist 6710: Revolutions in Latin America
IAFF 6341: Cornerstone Seminar LAHSP