Professor Kirsten Weld will give the Spring 2019 Distinguished Lecture in History & Literature.
Kirsten Weld is Professor of History at Harvard University. A historian of modern Latin America, her research explores 20th-century struggles over inequality, justice, historical memory, and social inclusion. Professor Weld's first book, Paper Cadavers: The Archives of Dictatorship in Guatemala, won the 2015 WOLA-Duke Human Rights Book Award and the 2016 Best Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association's Recent History and Memory Section. She is currently writing her second book, Ruins and Glory: The Long Spanish Civil War in Latin America, which examines the impact and legacies of the Spanish Civil War in the Americas from the 1930s through the present.