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José Manuel Castro

José Manuel is interested in political and intellectual history of Latin America in the 20th century, with emphasis on the ideological conflict during the Latin America’s Cold War. José Manuel’s thesis examines the intellectual foundations of revolutionary changes experienced in Chile between 1964 and 1980 from global perspective. 

José Manuel holds a ‘Becas Chile’ scholarship, awarded by the Chilean Government’s National Agency of Research and Development.

PhD

Supervisors: Nicola Miller (primary supervisor) and Thom Rath (secondary supervisor) 
Working title: ‘Intellectuals, politics and ideology in the era of revolutions. Chile 1964-1980’
Expected completion date: 2023

Publications

  • Jaime Guzmán. Ideas y política 1946-1973. Corporativismo, gremialismo, anticomunismo. Santiago: Centro de Estudios Bicentenario, 2016.
  • Historia de Chile 1960-2010. 6 vols. Santiago: CEUSS/Universidad San Sebastián, 2016-2019 (co-author).
  • ‘La Unidad Popular ante la historia: un panorama historiográfico’, in Punto y Coma, N° 2 (Santiago: 2020).

Conference papers and presentations

  • ‘Dictadura o gobierno militar. La disputa en torno a la denominación del período 1973-1990’, 4th Latin American Intellectual History Congress. Santiago: Chilean Association of Historians, 2018.
  • ‘Revista Portada y la crisis de la democracia chilena 1969-1973’, 7th Conference of Studies on Ideas. Talca: University of Talca/University of Santiago, 2017.
  • ‘Educación y revolución en Chile 1964-1973’, 12th Chilean Congress of Political Science, Chilean Political Science Association. Pucon: Temuco Catholic University, 2016.