Revolution and Counterrevolution in Nicaragua, 1979–90

Posted on 3/12/2019 3:56:04 PM
Griselda Jarquin Wille

Griselda Jarquin Wille aims to offer a historical narrative of revolution and counterrevolution in Nicaragua during the 1980s. This talk will highlight the Sandinista Revolution’s accomplishments and shortcomings, while also offering a nuanced interpretation of the counterrevolution. A personal account of the impact of Cold War immigration and refugee policies will be part of the presentation.


  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Time and Place

  • 5:15–6:15 p.m.
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 126

This is part 2 of the Latin American Studies Spring 2019 Series. Professor Jarquin Wille will pick up the discussion on Nicaragua where Marjorie Zambrano-Paff left off in part 1 of the Latin American Studies Spring 2019 Series.

Griselda Jarquin Wille is one of IUP's Frederick Douglass Scholars who specializes in the intersection of the Cold War, US-Latin American relations, and revolution and counterrevolution. She has received recognition for her scholarship and teaching. Her research has received support from Stanford University’s Hoover Institute, where she was selected to be a Silas Palmer Research Fellow, as well as from UC Berkeley’s Bancroft Library. In 2018, she was presented with the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award from UC Davis’ Office of Graduate Studies. This upcoming 2019–20 academic year at IUP she will be teaching HIST 350 History of Latin America: Colonial Period 1450–1820 in the fall and HIST 351 History of Latin America: National Period 1820 to the Present in the spring. 

Attendance vouchers will be available

Latin American Studies