Anarchist Cultural Politics in Latin America: An Introduction

  • Dr. Kirwin R. Shaffer The Pennsylvania State University

Abstract

Dr. Kirwin Shaffer is professor of Latin American Studies at The Pennsylvania State University—Berks College in Reading, Pennsylvania and a Penn State Alumni Association Teaching Fellow. He teaches courses on Latin American and Caribbean history, Latin American studies, the politics of terrorism, tyranny and freedom, global history, globalization, and global cinema. He writes on Caribbean history and the history of transnational anarchism and cultural politics in Latin America. Besides numerous journal articles and book chapters, he has published five books: A Transnational History of the Modern Caribbean: Popular Resistance across Borders (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022), Anarchists of the Caribbean: Countercultural Politics and Transnational Networks in the Age of US Expansion (Cambridge University Press, 2020/2022), Anarchist Cuba: Countercultural Politics in the Early Twentieth Century (PM Press, 2019), In Defiance of Boundaries: Anarchism in Latin American History (University Press of Florida, 2015/2017) and co-edited with Geoffroy de Laforcade Black Flag Boricuas: Anarchism, Antiauthoritarianism, and the Left in Puerto Rico, 1897-1921 (University of Illinois Press, 2013/2020). His current projects include a book chapter-length biography of Cuban anarchist Marcelo Salinas and two book projects: The World through Anarchist Eyes: Latin American Anarchism and Global History and Feeding Rebellion, Cooking Up a Revolution: The Cultural Politics of Food, Drink, and Anarchist Culinary Workers in Latin America, 1900-1960.

Author Biography

Dr. Kirwin R. Shaffer, The Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Kirwin Shaffer is professor of Latin American Studies at The Pennsylvania State University—Berks College in Reading, Pennsylvania and a Penn State Alumni Association Teaching Fellow. He teaches courses on Latin American and Caribbean history, Latin American studies, the politics of terrorism, tyranny and freedom, global history, globalization, and global cinema. He writes on Caribbean history and the history of transnational anarchism and cultural politics in Latin America. Besides numerous journal articles and book chapters, he has published five books: A Transnational History of the Modern Caribbean: Popular Resistance across Borders (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022), Anarchists of the Caribbean: Countercultural Politics and Transnational Networks in the Age of US Expansion (Cambridge University Press, 2020/2022), Anarchist Cuba: Countercultural Politics in the Early Twentieth Century (PM Press, 2019), In Defiance of Boundaries: Anarchism in Latin American History (University Press of Florida, 2015/2017) and co-edited with Geoffroy de Laforcade Black Flag Boricuas: Anarchism, Antiauthoritarianism, and the Left in Puerto Rico, 1897-1921 (University of Illinois Press, 2013/2020). His current projects include a book chapter-length biography of Cuban anarchist Marcelo Salinas and two book projects: The World through Anarchist Eyes: Latin American Anarchism and Global History and Feeding Rebellion, Cooking Up a Revolution: The Cultural Politics of Food, Drink, and Anarchist Culinary Workers in Latin America, 1900-1960.

Published
2023-12-17