Gender Inequality in the Chilean Copper Mining Industry: Guest Blog by Natasha Halsey

In 2016, I spent a year living in Santiago, Chile as part of my degree. Amongst the many aspects of Chilean culture that captivated me throughout my time there, two elements particularly stood out for me. One was the incredible influence of the copper mining industry and the other was inequality. Chile is one of […]

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Paranoia in the Americas: American Anxieties in a Transnational Context

University College Cork 24 November 2018 From the earliest moments of its existence, the optimistic dream of America has been underpinned by a much darker sense of anxiety and paranoia. Whether embodied in early colonial fears of nefarious witches corrupting pious Puritan settlements, Cold-War fantasies of “reds under the bed,” or porous borders unable to […]

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A Land of Contradiction? Reflecting on my Time in Bolivia: Guest Blog by Cian Warfield

I thought I understood Bolivia. At least, in the months and years preceding my three-month trip there in late 2017, I had read extensively about Evo Morales and the indigenous revolution which swept through the social and political landscape of the country with such unstoppable force over twelve-years ago. From that moment onwards, under the […]

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