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BIPR | Lights and Shadows of US Birth Control Testing in Puerto Rico: History and Implications for Other Latin American Countries
Lights and Shadows of US Birth Control Testing in Puerto Rico: History and Implications for Other Latin American Countries

January 24, 2022 - 18:30

Benedetta Calandra, University of Bergamo, Italy

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Lights and Shadows of US Birth Control Testing in Puerto Rico: History and Implications for Other Latin American Countries
Latin American Studies Series

hosted by Professor Jacqueline Mazza

Benedetta Calandra
University of Bergamo, Italy

The event will be held only virtually. Please register for the online webinar using the link below.

Benedetta Calandra is Associate Professor for History of Latin America and History of US-Latin American Cultural Relations at the University of Bergamo, Italy.

From 2016 to 2018 Calandra held the position of Associate Fellow at Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe. From 2018 to 2021, she was a member of the Executive Board of the Italian Society for International History (SISI) and, since 2014, a member of the Scientific Committee of the InterUniversity Center for American History and Politics (CISPEA).

Calandra holds a PhD in American Studies from the University of Rome (2005) and an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of London (2000).

Calandra's main research interests are in inter-American relations, cultural Cold War, gender and politics, human rights and reproductive rights in contemporary Latin America.

Her recent publications include: Il Corpo del Caribe: le politiche sulla riproduzione tra Puerto Rico e Stati Uniti (1898-1993), ombre corte, Americane, Verona, 2020; Cultural Philanthropy And Political Exile: The Ford Foundation Between Argentina And The United States (1959-1979) Revista Tempo, 2019 It Is Not a Part of American History That We Are Proud of: Declassification Projects in the United States (1993–2002) in Eugenia Allier-Montaño and Emilio Crenzel (eds). The Struggle for Memory in Latin America: Recent History and Political Violence, New York, Palgrave MacMillan (2015).
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