I want to dedicate this blog to the capital of Peru, which is my area of focus for the graduate research. This blog is going to spotlight work by historians and social scientists related to the history of Lima and urban culture. Additionally, the blog will feature photographs from my research trip during the summer of 2017, including photos from delicious Peruvian cuisine.
I will travel to archives throughout Lima, as well as “pueblos jovenes”, or shanty towns, where I will explore and hopefully meet some grassroots organizers. My aim is to create a blog that explores Lima’s history, highlighting moments and actors that are often overlooked or left out from official discourses.
This blog will also be multilingual, alternating between English and Spanish, or offering both versions.