A historian of twentieth-century Latin America by training, my first book was about nationalism and political uses of history in twentieth-century Argentina (Argentina's Partisan Past: Nationalism and the Politics of History). I have also worked on Italian and Spanish migration to the River Plate in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Since then I have become interested in interwar Paris as a site of interaction of anti-imperialists from various world regions. I am therefore pursuing a research project that examines the political networks forged by Asians, Africans and Latin Americans in Paris between the two World Wars. Its principal goal is to arrive at a better understanding of how these networks contributed to the discursive construction of evolving cultural identities and anti-imperial nationalisms among the foreigners and colonial subjects residing in Paris; yet in the long run also in their various regions of origin.


Research Project