UCL Institute of the Americas


We welcome Natalia Milanesio as our new Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor

14 April 2023

Professor Natalia Milanesio

The Institute of the Americas is delighted to announce that Professor Paulo Drinot and Professor Natalia Milanesio have been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship. Dr. Milanesio is Professor of History at the University of Houston (United States). She is a cultural historian of modern Latin America interested in gender, sexuality, and consumer culture. While at UCL Institute of the Americas, as Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, Dr. Milanesio will present her recent work on the transformations of sexual ideologies, practices, and media content in Argentina after the fall of the 1970s dictatorship. She will also share her current research on the rise of feminism in 1980s Argentina, examining the particularities of women’s activism during democratic restorations. Professor Milanesio is the author of monographs Workers Go Shopping in Argentina. The Rise of Popular Consumer Culture (2012) and Destape. Sex, Democracy, and Freedom in Postdictatorial Argentina (2019), as well as their respective Spanish versions: Cuando los trabajadores salieron de compras. Nuevos consumidores, publicidad y cambio cultural durante el primer peronismo (2020) and El Destape. La cultura sexual en la Argentina después de la dictadura (2021).


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