Flavia Macías, PhD

She is  a CONICET Associate Researcher (with tenure) specializing in the history of violence in Argentina and Latin America in the 19th century, at the University of Buenos Aires. At the UBA, she researches and teaches at the Institute of Argentine and American History “Dr. Emilio Ravignani.” She received her Ph.D at the National University of La Plata (Buenos Aires) and completed two Masters in Latin American Studies at the Complutense University of Madrid and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) – Madrid. Since receiving her doctorate, she has served as a visiting postdoctoral researcher in Spain (CSIC-Madrid), Germany (Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut – Berlín), and in the U.S., at Princeton University as a Fulbright Scholar. She also has an extensive teaching career at the graduate and undergraduate level in both Argentina (National University of Tucumán, University of Buenos Aires) and abroad (University of Alcalá de Henares, Autonomous University of Madrid, Complutense University of Madrid, Paris 1 University- Pantheon-Sorbonne).

Her current research project, “Citizens in Arms: Militias and Revolutions in 19th Century Republican Experiments,” explores how various national republican political traditions shared a common experimentation with militias. Taking a global perspective, this research will connect 19th century Latin American and U.S. republican experiences through both the subject of militia and the founding principle of an “armed citizenry.” This project aims to broaden the scope of my recent book Armas y política en Argentina. Tucumán, siglo XIX (CSIC- Madrid, 2014) in order to explain the place of violence, military forces, and armed men in the configuration of the 19th century republican political order across the Americas. Her global research has allowed her to publish numerous articles and dossiers on the subject of violence in the republic experiment in Argentina, and also emboldened her research and expanded its scope.

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