|Dr. Jorge Nallim|
Jorge Nallim (History) is an Assistant Professor specializing in Latin American history. His teaching and research interests are closely informed by a concern with human rights and social justice. Nallim’s work focuses on modern Latin America and Argentina; liberalism; anti-Fascism; anti-Peronism; intellectual, cultural and social history; and comparative poitical culture. Nallim is the Coordinator for the Institute for the Humanities’ Interdisciplinary Research Cluster on Power and Resistance in Latin America.
Nallim teaches courses in world history; colonial and independent Latin America; and South and Central American history. In both graduate and undergraduate courses on Latin American history, Nallim focuses on human rights violations that characterized different Latin American countries in the second half of the twentieth century, from Guatemala and El Salvador to the countries in the Southern Cone. Given this history, Latin America has been at the forefront of human rights struggles and debates, both at theoretical and more concrete, real levels. A native from Argentina, which witnessed one of the most brutal military regime in Latin America, Nallim is interested in issues intrinsically linked to human rights such as those related to state power, popular protest and resistance, justice, memory, and social and political healing.
Nallim’s recent publications include “ Clase y Género en la Representación Gráfica del Discurso Antiperonista.” (Class and Gender in the Graphic Representation of the Antiperonist Discourse). Cuadernos Americanos 133 (July-September 2010): 43-73; “The Many Shades of the Rightist Spectrum. Notes on Fascism and the Right in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile after 1945.”Diálogos. Revista do Departamento de História e do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Historia-Universidad Estadual de Maringá (Maringá, PR, Brazil) 13:1 (2009): 83-94; and “An Unbroken Loyalty in Turbulent Times: La Prensa and Liberalism in Argentina, 1930-1946.”Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe 20:2 (July-December 2009), 35-62.
On January 17. Nallim will be presenting as part of the Centre for Human Rights Research Initiative (CHRR) with Dr. Javier Mignone (UM Human Ecology). The talk, “Back to the Origins: Human Rights Violations, Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, and the Legacy of the Argentine Experience” will be held from 2:30 – 4:00 in the Aboriginal Student Centre. This presentation will discuss the experience of Argentina in dealing with human rights violations and truth commissions. Argentina is the country that created in the early 1980s the first modern truth commission, the CONADEP, to investigate the severe human rights violations committed under the military regime in 1976-1983. Its findings not only contributed to a national debate on memory and justice but also were instrumental for the prosecution of the military leaders that had presided over the torture, killing, and disappearance of thousands of Argentine citizens. In addition, the Argentine case is relevant because it was the model for similar commissions created later in Latin America as well as elsewhere, such as in South Africa. The presentation will discuss the context, issues, and challenges that surrounded the CONADEP and its achievements and shortfalls in achieving justice and reconciliation