Academic Writing

“Our Vietnamese Compañeros: How Salvadoran Guerrillas Adapted the ‘People’s War’ Strategy.” In Transnational Communism across the Americas, ed. Marc Becker, Margaret M. Power, Tony Wood, and Jacob A. Zumoff, 215–232. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2023.

“Fossil Fuels, the Ruling Class, and Prospects for the Climate Movement.” Political Power and Social Theory 39 (2023): 127–57.

“Trump, Biden, and Why Elections Don’t Bring Bigger Policy Changes.” Political Power and Social Theory 39 (2023): 7–29.

“Introduction: Trump as Symptom.” Political Power and Social Theory 39 (2023): 1–6.

“Our Social Conquests Will Be Respected: Peasants and Military Dictatorship in Cochabamba, Bolivia.” Hispanic American Historical Review 102, no. 3 (2022): 481-512.

“Beyond the Comandantes: Revolutions and Revolutionaries since 1959” (review essay based on eight books). Latin American Research Review 57, no. 2 (2022): 504-14.

(Review): Toward a Global History of Latin America’s Revolutionary Left, edited by Tanya Harmer and Alberto Martín Álvarez. Hispanic American Historical Review 102, no. 2 (2022): 366-68.

(Review): No Barrier Can Contain It:  Cuban Antifascism and the Spanish Civil War, by Ariel Mae Lambe. The Volunteer 39, no. 2 (2021): 18-19.

(Review): Landscape of Migration: Mobility and Environmental Change on Bolivia’s Tropical Frontier, 1952 to the Present, by Ben Nobbs-Thiessen. Mennonite Quarterly Review 45, no. 2 (2021): 265-67.

(Review): Sorting Out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare and Developmental States in the Americas, by Amy C. Offner. The Americas 77, no. 4 (2020): 670-71.

“El Salvador’s FMLN and the Constraints on Leftist Government.” Oxford Encyclopedia of Latin American Politics, ed. Harry Vanden and Gary Prevost (October 2019). DOI: 10.1093/ acrefore/9780190228637.013.1768.

“Introduction: Revolutionary Actors, Encounters, and Transformations.” In Making the Revolution: Histories of the Latin American Left, ed. Kevin A. Young, 1-18. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019.

(Review): The Bolivia Reader: History, Culture, Politics, edited by Sinclair Thomson, Rossana Barragán, Xavier Albó, Seemin Qayum, and Mark Goodale. The Historian 81, no. 4 (2019): 716-17.

(Review): USAID in Bolivia: Partner or Patrón? by Lawrence C. Heilman. Journal of Latin American Studies 51, no. 1 (2019): 222-24.

(Review): Where Are the Unions? Workers and Social Movements in Latin America, the Middle East and Europe, edited by Sian Lazar. Labor: Studies in Working-Class History 15, no. 3 (2018): 120-22.

(Review): Oil and Nation: A History of the Bolivian Petroleum Sector, by Stephen C. Cote. Hispanic American Historical Review 98, no. 1 (2018): 158-59.

“Capital Strikes As a Corporate Political Strategy: The Structural Power of Business in the Obama Era.” Politics & Society 46, no. 1 (2018): 3-28. With Tarun Banerjee and Michael Schwartz.

(Review): “Stimulating a Cooperative Spirit? Public Health and U.S.-Bolivia Relations in the 1950s,” by Nicole Pacino. H-Diplo, December 6, 2017. 

(Review): Rhythms of the Pachakuti: Indigenous Uprising and State Power in Bolivia, by Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar. Ethnohistory 64, no. 2 (2017): 322-23.

“Alianzas revolucionarias del siglo XX en Bolivia: Entre la coalición y la ruptura.” Fuentes (La Paz, Bolivia) 11, no. 49 (2017): 6-18.

“From Open Door to Nationalization: Oil and Development Visions in Bolivia, 1952-1969.” Hispanic American Historical Review 97, no. 1 (2017): 95-129.

“The Making of an Interethnic Coalition: Urban and Rural Anarchists in La Paz, Bolivia, 1946-1947.” Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies 11, no. 2 (2016): 163-88.

  • Revised version published as “Total Subversion: Interethnic Radicalism in La Paz, Bolivia, 1946-1947.” In Making the Revolution: Histories of the Latin American Left, ed. Kevin A. Young, 129-55. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019.

(Review): Corporate Social Responsibility in a Globalizing World, edited by Kiyoteru Tsutsui and Alwyn Lim. Contemporary Sociology 45, no. 4 (2016): 506-08.

(Review): “Dividing the Waters: How Power, Property, and Protest Transformed the Waterscape of Cochabamba, Bolivia, 1879-2000” (Ph.D. diss.), by Sarah Thompson Hines. Dissertation Reviews, April 4, 2016.

“A Neglected Mechanism of Social Movement Political Influence: The Role of Anticorporate and Anti-Institutional Protest in Changing Government Policy.” Mobilization 19, no. 3 (2014): 239-60. With Michael Schwartz.

“How ‘Partnership’ Weakens Solidarity: Colombian GM Workers and the Limits of UAW Internationalism.” WorkingUSA 17, no. 2 (2014): 239-60. With Diana C. Sierra Becerra.

“Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: How Corporate Power Shaped the Affordable Care Act.” New Labor Forum 23, no. 2 (2014): 30-40. With Michael Schwartz.

(Review): The Bolivian Revolution and the United States, 1952-Present, by James F. Siekmeier. Bulletin of Latin American Research 32, no. 2 (2013): 242-44.

“Purging the Forces of Darkness: The United States, Monetary Stabilization, and the Containment of the Bolivian Revolution.” Diplomatic History 37, no. 3 (2013): 509-37.

“The Good, the Bad, and the Benevolent Interventionist: U.S. Press and Intellectual Distortions of the Latin American Left.” Latin American Perspectives 40, no. 3 (2013): 207-25.

  • Revised version published in Latin America’s Radical Left: Challenges and Complexities of Political Power in the Twenty-First Century, ed. Steve Ellner, 249-69. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
  • Spanish translation published as “Buena izquierda, mala izquierda e intervenciones benevolentes: Periodismo al servicio de una agenda neocolonial.” In La izquierda latinoamericana en el poder: Cambios y enfrentamientos en el siglo XXI, ed. Steve Ellner, 321-53. Caracas: Fundación Celarg/Fundación Centro Nacional de Estudios Históricos, 2018.

“Can Prefigurative Politics Prevail? The Implications for Movement Strategy in John Holloway’s Crack Capitalism.” Journal of Classical Sociology 12, no. 2 (2012): 220-39. With Michael Schwartz.

“Restoring Discipline in the Ranks: The United States and the Restructuring of the Bolivian Mining Industry, 1960-1970.” Latin American Perspectives 38, no. 6 (2011): 6-24.

“Patria, progreso y héroes: Una crítica del currículo de historia.” Revista Mexicana de Investigación Educativa 15, no. 45 (2010): 599-620.

(Review): A Revolution for Our Rights: Indigenous Struggles for Land and Justice in Bolivia, 1880-1952, by Laura Gotkowitz. Journal of Latin American Studies 42, no. 4 (2010): 863-65.

(Review): Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq, by Dahr Jamail, and Blind into Baghdad: America’s War in Iraq, by James Fallows. Peace & Change 34, no. 3 (2009): 282-89.

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