The Latin Americanist

Edited by Gregory Weeks, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 63-2 June 2019

Size: 6” x 9”, DIGITAL ONLY

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 1557-2021


About the Journal

SECOLAS - Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies logoAs the oldest continuously published Latin American Studies journal, The Latin Americanist is dedicated to comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and tri-lingual coverage of the field—including Latin American history, literature, political science, and anthropology.

The Latin Americanist publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed original articles, review essays, and book reviews, as well as news of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS) and its members. Published quarterly with articles in three languages (English, Spanish, and Portuguese), TLA serves as an important international resource for all individuals concerned with Latin American Studies.

About the Editor

Gregory Weeks is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is Professor of Political Science and Professor of Latin American Studies. He has published several books and dozens of articles on Latin American politics, U.S.-Latin American relations, and Latino immigration.

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Gregory Weeks, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Editors of SECOLAS Annals

Jurgen Buchenau, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Gregory Crider, Winthrop University

Book Review Editor

Colin Snider, University of Texas at Tyler

Editorial Board

Anabel Aliaga-Buchenau, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Rebecca Atencio, Tulane University
Juan Carlos Rodríguez Cordero, Universidad Estatal a Distancia, Costa Rica
Rafael E. Hernández, Converse College
Thomas Leonard, University of North Florida
Fiona Macaulay, University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Stephen D. Morris, Middle Tennessee State University
Jean F. Mayer, Concordia University
Lou Perez, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Thomas Rogers, Emory University
Javier Couso Salas, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
Bruce Dean Willis, University of Tulsa
James Wood, North Carolina A&T

Table of Contents

Volume 63, Number 2, June 2019

Elba Noemí Gómez Gómez and Bradley Wright
Bonds of Suffering, Bonds of Hope: The Story of a Priest Committed to the Poor

Monica Rankin
The United States in El Oro: The OCIAA and the Diplomacy of Emergency Rehabilitation during WWII

Mark Setzler
Adversity, Gender Stereotypes, and Appraisals of Female Political Leadership: Evidence from Latin America

Kathleen Sparks
War Trauma and the Body in Valeria Cerezo’s New Guatemalan Fiction

Book Reviews

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