Miguel La Serna

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Associate Professor

414 Hamilton Hall
CB# 3195
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
919.962.3970 (phone)

MA University of California, San Diego, 2005
PhD University of California, San Diego, 2008

Research Interests:

Miguel La Serna is interested in the relationship between culture, memory, and political violence in twentieth-century Latin America. He is currently working on a study that explores the ways in which MRTA guerrillas and the Peruvian state used historical memory and nationalist symbolism to promote, achieve, and thwart revolutionary change in late-twentieth-century Peru.

Some Notable Publications

  • “To Cross the River of Blood: How an Inter-Community Conflict is Linked to the Peruvian Civil War, 1940–1983,” in Power, Culture, and Violence in the Andes, eds. Christine Hunefeldt and Milos Kokotovic (Sussex Academic Press, 2009)

Graduate Students advised by Miguel La Serna:

Courses Offered (as schedules allow)

For current course listings, consult the Registrar’s Schedule of Classes.

  • HIST 51—Ideology and Revolution in Latin America
  • HIST 242—U.S.-Latin American Relations
  • HIST 390—The Indian Question in Latin America
  • HIST 393—The Life and Times of Che Guevara
  • HIST 527—Latin American Indigenous Peoples
  • HIST 528—Guerrillas and Counterinsurgencies in Twentieth-Century Latin America


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