Stuart Schrader, 2011 SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship recipient, traces the arc of US security assistance to Latin America from the late nineteenth century to the present, and finds deep continuities amid the policy changes. From gunboat diplomacy and direct occupation to training and support for militaries, police, and counterinsurgency, economic and geopolitical interests have predominated. At the same time, the legacy of former policies constrains new ones, and Latin American elites, once dependent on the United States, have grown more autonomous in pursuing their own political projects.
Experts in the SSRC network provide Commentary on current world issues with a social science or humanities lens.
In this discussion, we focus particularly on digital resources and their relationship to pedagogy. We invited contributors to provide a brief response describing a digital project they created or use in the classroom. Chris Gratien, a 2012 International Dissertation Research Fellowship recipient, discusses podcasts as a resource in the classroom.
Vincent Lloyd, Mellon Mays Fellowship recipient, celebrates The Immanent Frame's tenth anniversary by contributing an article in the new series addressing the question: "Is this all there is?" Lloyd serves on The Immanent Frame's Editorial Board.