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Carlos Aguirre

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I'm a social historian especializing in the history of modern Peru and Latin America. I have written extensively about slavery and abolition, the history of crime and punishment, political imprisonment, intellectuals and power, and the history of archives. I am currently working on two book projects, one on Intellectuals and Military Nationalism in Peru (1968-1975) and the other one on printed culture in twentieth-century Peru. I have three edited volumes in preparation, one on the 1968-1975 military regime in Peru (with Paulo Drinot), one on libraries in the Americas (with Ricardo Salvatore), and one on the history of Lima (with Charles Walker).

Publications

Books and edited volumes

Carlos Aguirre, La ciudad y los perros. Biografía de una novela (Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2015).

Carlos Aguirre and Javier Villa-Flores, eds. From the Ashes of History. Loss and Recovery of Archives and Libraries in Modern Latin America (Raleigh: Editorial A Contracorriente, 2015).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carlos Aguirre and Aldo Panfichi, eds. Lima siglo XX: Cultura, socialización y cambio (Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católical del Perú, 2013).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carlos Aguirre, ed. Militantes, intelectuales y revolucionarios. Ensayos sobre marxismo e izquierda en América Latina (Raleigh: Editorial A Contracorriente, 2013).
 

Book chapters and articles

“La cárcel y la ciudad letrada: hacia una historia cultural de la prisión en el Perú del siglo veinte,” in Daniel Palma, ed. Delincuentes, policías y justicias. América Latina, siglos XIX y XX (Santiago de Chile: Universidad Alberto Hurtado, 2015).

(with Ricardo Salvatore), “Colonies of settlement or places of banishment and torment? Penal colonies and convict labour in Latin America, c. 1800-1940,” in Christian G. De Vito and Alex Lichtenstein, eds. Global Convict Labour (Leiden: Brill, 2015).

“Hombres y rejas. El APRA en prisión, 1932-1945,” Boletín del Instituto Francés de Estudios Andinos, 43, 1, 2014, pp. 7-30.

“Nicomedes Santa Cruz: la formación de un intelectual público afroperuano,” Histórica, XXVII, 2, 2013.

 “Punishment and Extermination: The Massacre of Political Prisoners in Lima, Peru, June 1986,” in Eric A. Johnson, Ricardo Salvatore, and Pieter Spierenburg (eds.), Murder and Violence in Modern Latin America (London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), 193-216.

“Perú campeón: fiebre futbolística y nacionalismo en 1970,” in Carlos Aguirre and Aldo Panfichi, eds. Lima siglo XX. Cultura, socialización y cambio (Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2013), pp. 383-416.