Paula Alonso

photo: Paula Alonso
Associate Professor of History and International Affairs; Director, B.A. and M.A. Program in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies
313 Phillips Hall
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Curriculum Vitae

Paula Alonso is a historian of Latin America who specializes on nineteenth and twentieth century Argentina. Her first book, Between Revolution and the Ballot Box (Cambridge University Press, 2000), examined the formation of the Argentine Radical Party within the context of the modernization of political practices in the 1890s. Her second book, Jardines secretos, legitimaciones públicas, published in 2010, analyzed Argentina’s federal political dynamics under one-party rule in the late nineteenth century. She has also published extensively on the history of ideologies and the nineteenth century press, and is currently writing a book-length history of Argentina to be published by Cambridge University Press. Her research has been supported by the Leverhulme Trust and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Professor Alonso developed her academic career in England and in Argentina before moving to the US. She has held elected and appointed positions in the American Historical Association and the Latin American Studies Association.


D.Phil, Oxford University, 1992


Jardines secretos, legitimaciones públicas. El Partido Autonomista Nacional y la política argentina de fin del siglo XIX. Ed. Edhasa, Buenos Aires, 2010.

Editor, Construcciones impresas. Panfletos, diarios y revistas en la formación de los estados nacionales en América Latina, 1820-1920. Fondo de Cultura Económica, Buenos Aires, 2004.

Between Revolution and the Ballot Box. The Origins of the Argentine Radical Party in the 1890s, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2000 (paperback edition 2006). Revised and translated as Entre la revolución y las urnas. Los orígenes de la Unión Cívica Radical y la política argentina en los años noventa, Ed. Sudamericana, Buenos Aires, 2000.

“Liberalism in the Foundational Decade of ‘Modern Argentina’. The Political Debates of the 1880s,” The Hispanic American Historical Review 87, no. 1 (February 2007): 3-41.