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Kirsten Weld

Kirsten Weld is a professor of history at Harvard University and the author of the award-winning Paper Cadavers: The Archives of Dictatorship in Guatemala. Her work centers struggles over inequality, justice, historical memory, and social inclusion in the twentieth-century Americas, with a particular focus on the politics of historical knowledge production. She is currently writing a book about the impact and afterlives of the Spanish Civil War in Latin America. 

Kirsten Weld Guatemala National Police Archive James Rodriguez

The dramatic history of Guatemala’s National Police archive illustrates the crucial role of state archives in protecting democracy.

Kirsten Weld