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Nara Milanich

Nara Milanich is Professor of History at Barnard College of Columbia University. Her most recent book, out in June 2019 with Harvard University Press, is Paternity: The Elusive Quest for the Father. She is also author of Children of Fate: Childhood, Class, and the State in Chile, 1850-1930 (Duke University Press, 2009) and co-editor of The Chile Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Duke University Press, 2013). Her scholarly interests include modern Latin America, Chile, and the comparative histories of family, gender, childhood, reproduction, law, and social inequality.


The meaning of fatherhood remains elusive, even in the age of DNA-based paternity testing.

Nara Milanich