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Off the Shelf: Author Talk with Tanya Hamer & Katherine Marino

September 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Off the Shelf is a virtual event and a collaboration between the University Libraries and UNC Press to present new works on racial and social justice in our history and our world. This event is co-presented with the UNC Institute for the Study of the Americas and features a conversation between Tanya Hamer and Katherine Marino, hosted by Teresa Chapa, Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies Librarian at University Libraries. Both authors’ work centers around the fight for women’s rights and feminism in Latin America in the 20th century:

Tanya Harmer is author of “Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America”. In this biography of Beatriz Allende (1942–1977)—revolutionary doctor and daughter of Chile’s socialist president, Salvador Allende—portrays what it means to live, love, and fight for change. Centering Beatriz’s life within the global contours of the Cold War era, Harmer exposes the promises and paradoxes of the revolutionary wave that swept through Latin America in the long 1960s. Allende’s story demolishes the myth that women were simply extras in the story of Latin America’s Left and brings home the immense cost of a revolutionary moment’s demise.

Katherine Marino’s “Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement” chronicles the dawn of the global movement for women’s rights in the first decades of the twentieth century.This Pan-American network drove a transnational movement that advocated women’s suffrage, equal pay for equal work, maternity rights, and broader self-determination.

Dr. Tanya Harmer is associate professor of international history at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dr. Katherine M. Marino is associate professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles.

To order these books, visit or call 1-800-848-6224. To receive a 40% discount, register for this event and you will receive a discount code for 40% off the book price.



September 17, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm