International Research Network on the Revolutionary Left
On November 3rd, at 12:30pm in ICC 462 (Center for Latin American Studies/Georgetown University) a conversation will be held with the editors of the recently published book Revolutionary Violence and the New Left: Transnational Perspectives (Routledge, 2017), edited by Eduardo Rey and Alberto Martínez Álvarez.
Eduardo Rey Tristán is Professor of Latin American History at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). He holds a PhD in History specializing in Latin American Political and Contemporary History. His research focuses on political violence and contemporary Latin American revolutionary movements. He has carried out research on these topics in the Río de la Plata, mainly in Uruguay and Central America. He is currently working on transnational dynamics of political violence in Latin America and Europe since 1959, with special attention to the processes of political and ideological diffusion. He has published monographs in Uruguay and Spain, and numerous articles and book chapters in several European and American countries, among them: La Izquierda Revolucionaria Uruguaya, 1955–1973 (Seville 2005 and Montevideo 2006); Con icto. Memoria y pasados traumáticos: El Salvador contemporáneo (Santiago, 2011, with P. Cagiao Vila); El estudio de las luchas revolucionarias en América Latina (1959–1996). Estado de la cuestión (Mexico and Spain, 2014, edited with V. Oikión and M. López).
Alberto Martín Álvarez holds a PhD from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is currently a researcher at the Instituto Mora in Mexico City, and a full member of FLACSO-Spain. He has done extensive research on the origins and development of the Salvadorean revolutionary left. Among his main publications are: “The genesis and internal dynamics of El Salvador’s People’s Revolutionary Army (ERP), 1970–1976,” Journal of Latin American Studies, vol. 46 no. 4, pp. 663–689 (with Eudald Cortina); “Unity and disunity in the Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional,” Latin American Politics and Society, vol. 54, pp. 89–112 (Michael Allison and Alberto Martín); From Revolutionary War to Democratic Revolution. The Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) in El Salvador (Berlin, Berghof Con ict Research, 2010); La Izquierda Revolucionaria Latinoamericana (Mexico, Universidad de Colima, 2010).