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Denisa Jashari

Dr. Denisa Jashari

Contact Information

Email: d_jashari@uncg.edu
Office: MHRA 2112
Office Phone: 336-334-5992


Ph.D., Indiana University, 2020
M.A., Indiana University, 2014
B.S., Trinity College, 2010

Academic Positions

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2021-
Visiting Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame, Fall 2020

Research Interests

  • Modern Latin America
  • Urban & Spatial History
  • Chilean History
  • Social Movements
  • Political Culture
  • Oral History and Memory

Current Project

Dr. Jashari is a historian of modern Latin America focusing on twentieth century Chilean urban and social history. She is currently working on her book manuscript tentatively titled, Cartographies of Conflict: Political Culture and Urban Protest in Santiago, Chile, 1872-1994. Using a spatial lens, the book traces the contested physical, conceptual, and geographical place of the urban poor through periods of social reform, revolution, dictatorship, and neoliberal democracy. Dr. Jashari teaches courses on colonial and modern Latin America, urban history, revolutions and counterrevolutions, and the Cold War.

Courses Taught

  • HIS 239: The First America: Latin America since 1492-1830
  • HIS 240: Latin America since 1810
  • HIS 308: Navigating World History (for social studies licensure majors)
  • HIS 391: Historical Skills and Methods
  • HIS 408/508: Riots, Rebellions, Revolutions
  • HIS 408/508: Latin American Cities from Colony to the Present
  • HIS 716: Graduate Colloquium in World History (team taught)

Selected Publications

  • "The Urban and Beyond in Latin America,," Latin American Research Review 57, no. 3 (2022):730-740.
  • "The Space of Utopia: Christians for Socialism in Chile," Kellogg Institute for International Studies Working Paper Series no. 448 (December 2021).
  • Review of Ángeles Donoso Macaya, The Insubordination of Photography: Documentary Practices under Chile’s Dictatorship, H-LatAm, H-Net Reviews, June 2021.
  • Review of Marian E. Schlotterbeck, Beyond the Vanguard: Everyday Revolutionaries in Allende’s Chile, in The Latin Americanist 63, no. 2 (June 2019): 261-263
  • Review Essay, "Culture and Politics in Allende's Chile," Cultural Politics 14, no. 3 (November 2018): 395-399, of Camilo Trumper, Ephemeral Histories: Public Art, Politics, and the Struggle for the Streets in Chile and Patrick Barr-Melej, Psychedelic Chile: Youth, Counterculture, and Politics on the Road to Socialism and Dictatorship.

Selected Fellowships and Awards

  • Council of Graduate Schools/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Humanities and Fine Arts. One national prize awarded in this category.
  • Indiana University Distinguished Ph.D. Dissertation Award for 2020 in the Humanities Category, 2021
  • College Educators Research Fellowship, UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 2021
  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, 2016-2017
  • American Historical Association Albert J. Beveridge Research Grant, 2016

Curriculum Vitae

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