"Western modernity's iconic compesino. Race, class, and subject-making in Bolivia, 1950s."
Brooke Larson is an Andeanist historian, specializing in issues of race and colonialism, post colonial nation building, and peasant politics. She's written and co-edited several books, including Trials of Nation Making. Liberalism, Race, and Ethnicity in the Andes. Her current work focuses on the education of the Aymara Indian as a nested site of racial violence, cultural reform, and indigenous mobilization in 20th century Bolivia.