Scholarship


“Venezuelan Oil and Environment in the Gómez Era: The Case of Lagunillas,” in Latin American Environmental History: The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS, University of London, 2004), 90-117. Click here to get the book.

D Phil., (Ph.D.), Modern History (Latin America), Oxford University, July 2002 (Dissertation: “Maracaibo Black Gold: Venezuelan Oil and Environment in the Era of Juan Vicente Gómez, 1908-1935”).

“Asserting State Authority through Environmental Monitoring: Venezuela in the Post-Gómez Era, 1935-1945,” Bulletin of Latin American Research, Volume 25, Number 2 (April 2006), 282-300

“Venezuelan State Policy Towards Motilón Indians: From Isolation to First Contact,” Estudios Interdisciplinarios de America Latina y el Caribe (Volume 17-2, 2007), 7-33

Academic book reviews:

Miguel Tinker Salas and Steve Ellner, "Venezuela: An Exceptional Democracy," Socialism and Democracy, Vol. 22 No. 1 (March, 2008)

“Conquering Nature: The Environmental Legacy of Socialism in Cuba,” Hispanic American Historical Review, Summer 2001, 402-403

Composite Review, “The Contentious Battle Over Natural Resources: Water and Power in Highland Peru, The Cultural Politics of Irrigation and Development; Indigenous Struggle at the Heart of Brazil, State Policy, Frontier Expansion, and The Xavante Indians, 1937-1988; Exporting Environmentalism, U.S. Multinational Chemical Corporations in Brazil and Mexico,” Latin American Perspectives, November 2004, 112-117

“Debating the Panama Invasion: State Crime, the Media, And The Invasion of Panama,” Latin American Perspectives, November 2004, 118-119

“Social Development in Latin America: The Politics of Reform,” Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Vol. 30 No 59 (2005), 218-219

“Industry and Environment in Latin America,” Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Vol 30 No 59 (2005), 213-216

“Missionary Capitalist, Nelson Rockefeller in Venezuela,” Estudios Interdisciplinarios de America Latina y el Caribe, Vol. 15, n. 2, 204-207

“Extractive Reserves in Brazilian Amazonia,” Estudios Interdisciplinarios de America Latina y el Caribe Vol. 14, No. 2 (July-December 2003), 176

Articles on non-Latin American themes: "Vietnam, The African American Community, and the Pittsburgh New Courier," The Historian, Vol 63, Issue 3 (March, 2001), 521-538

Selected Works

Non-fiction
Check out my article about Iran's role in South America in this anthology from Le Monde Diplomatique
"... This valuable book reminds us not to forget ... the contribution the rainforest plays to keeping our planet habitable." -- best-selling author Bill McKibben
Nonfiction
"If you get your news on Latin America from mainstream media, this wide-ranging book is a needed corrective" -- Jeff Cohen, founder of Media Watch Group FAIR
"A thoughtful, well-researched alternative to the majority of information available on Chávez in the English-speaking world." --Publishers Weekly

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