Staff profile

Professor Barry Carr

Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS)

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce
Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Archaeology and History
Institute of Latin American Studies

Melbourne (Bundoora)

Qualifications

BA, MA, D Phil

Membership of professional associations

Fellow, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia; Council of Latin American Studies of Asia and Oceania (CELAO); Latin American Studies Association (LASA); Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia (AILASA)

Area of study

History
Latin American Studies

Brief profile

  • History and politics of Latin America with special reference to Mexico, Cuba, and Central America
  • History of Labor and Peasant Society
  • History of Radicalism, Communisms and Revolutionary Movements

Research interests

Latin American History

- Colonial and post colonial studies

Recent publications

 Books:

  • (co-editor with John Minns), Thinking the Future of Australian-Latin American Relations (Canberra: ANU  E-Press, 2014).
  • (edited together with Jeffrey Webber), The New Latin American Left: Cracks in the Empire (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2013).
  • (with Avi Chomsky and Pamela Smorkaloff), The Cuba Reader (Durham: Duke   University Press: 2004).

Book Chapters:

  •  (with John Sinclair), “ ‘The Tequila Effect’ or “How the Taco Won Australia’. The Appropriation of Mexican and Latin American Culture in Australia” in Elizabeth Kath (ed.), (with John Sinclair), “ ‘The Tequila Effect’ or “How the Taco Won Australia’. The appropriation of Mexican and Latin American Culture in Australia” in Elizabeth Kath (ed.), Australian-Latin American elations. New Links in a Changing Global Landscape, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). 
  • “El Nuevo Internacionalismo Obrero y Sindical en América Latina; un Caso de la  Globalización desde Abajo” in Yamada, Mutsuo (ed), Experiences And Prospects of  Globalization in Latin America and the Caribbean (Osaka, Japan: JCAS Symposium Series, No. 23, 2005), pp. 169-186. 
  • "Hacia una historia de los comunismos mexicanos: desafios y sugerencias" Elvira  Concheiro, Massimo Modonesi and Horacio Crespi (eds), El comunismo: otras miradas desde América Latina (Mexico City: UNAM & CIICH, 2007 and a revised and expanded edition in 2013). 
  • "La crisis del Partido Comunista Mexicano y el caso Trotsky 1939-1940", Elvira  Concheiro, Massimo Modonesi and Horacio Crespi (eds), El comunismo: otras  miradas desde América Latina (Mexico City: UNAM & CIICH, 2007). 
  • “Mexico City: Emporium of Latin American Exiles and Revolutionaries in the 1920s” In 1810 – 1910 -2010: Mexico’s Unfinished Revolutions (Berkeley: Bancroft Library & University of California Press, 2011), pp. 25-39.
  • ‘Across Seas and Borders’: Charting the Webs of Radical Internationalism in the Circum  Caribbean, 1910-1940 ‘ in Luis Roniger, Pablo Yankelevich and James Green (eds.), Exile and the Politics of Exclusion in the Americas (Brighton: University of Sussex Press, 2012), pp. 217-240.

Journal Articles:  

  • Entries and essays on 8 topics (including Fidel Castro; Che Guevara; Francois (Papa Doc) Duvalier; the US Intervention in the Dominican Republic 1965;  the 1945 ; Chapultepec Conference;  El Salvador, Bolivia, Venezuela for the Spencer Tucker (ed), Encyclopedia of the Cold War (ABC-Clio, 2006). 
  • 'Border Crossings: Radical, Worker and Union Transnationalisms in Mexico and Latin America 1910-2006", Dialogue: Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia,  Vol. 25 (2/2006), pp. 33-43. 
  • “Radicals, Revolutionaries and Exiles: Mexico City in the 1920s”, Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies, Fall 2010, pp. 26-30.
  • “Acapulco and Cancún: Two Models of Tourism Development 1920-2010”. XIII Reunión de Historiadores de México, Estados Unidos y Canadá (Mexico City,: El Colegio de México. October 2010).
  • “La Ciudad de México: Emporio de exiliados y revolucionarios latinoamericanos en la decada de 1920”, Pacarina del Sur, Octubre-diciembre de 2011.
  • “Pioneering Transnational Solidarity in the Americas. The Movement in Support of Augusto C. Sandino”, JILAR.  Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2014, pp. 141-152.

 

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Research projects

1. The development of transnational networks of radical social movements, exiles and activists in the Caribbean and Central America in the Twentirth Century

2. The history of tourism and lesire in Mexico 1880-2015

3. Marxism and Communism in Latin America 1900-2015

4. The Cuban Revolution

5. Latin American diasporas in New York City

6. The histoy of 'Latino' and Mexican food and drink in Australia

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