UT El Paso History Department Seminar Series
“Homeless Revolutionary: Magda Portal and the Transnational Roots of APRA and Latin American Populism”
Director, Center for Latin America and Border Studies, and
Associate Professor, Department of History, NMSU
Thursday April 5, 3:00 pm, LART 322
The Peruvian activist and poet, Magda Portal played a central role in the building of the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance (APRA), a party whose political discourse had a broad impact on populist parties throughout Latin America. She became the highest ranking woman in this political organization and recruited women into a political party for the first time in Peru’s history. During the 1930s and 40s, she operated in a transnational setting, alternating between periods of exile outside Peru and political work in Peru, This lecture argues that the transnational networks were crucial for understanding both Magda Portal and APRA as actors on a national and international stage.
The seminars are open to all UTEP faculty and graduate students and others who may be interested. Please mark your calendars. For further information contact Julia Schiavone Camacho at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Seminar Series is part of the College of Liberal Arts Alliance for Excellence. For further information contact Ron Weber at email@example.com.
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