Several Duke authors have been active in the media since the death of Hugo Chávez on March 5.
George Ciccariello-Maher, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Drexel University, is the author of We Created Chávez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution, which will be out next month. He appeared on Al Jazzeera yesterday, and on RT's Crosstalk today. He is quoted in the French paper Libération. In a new review in The New Republic, Dorothy Kronick calls Ciccariello-Maher's book "essential to understanding the Chávez era." Read his piece "Preparing for a post-Chávez Venezuela" on Counterpunch. Follow him on Twitter @ciccmaher.
Miguel Tinker Salas is the author of The Enduring Legacy: Oil, Culture, and Society in Venezuela. Born in a Venezuelan oil camp, Tinker Salas is now Professor of History at Pomona College. This week he has appeared on PRI's The World and Democracy Now!. He is quoted in the Los Angeles Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and Business Insider.
Sujatha Fernandes, Associate Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center, is the author of Who Can Stop the Drums?: Urban Social Movements in Chávez’s Venezuela. She is also quoted in the Los Angeles Times and was interviewed on KPFK's "Hiphop and Politics." Catch her this weekend on MSNBC's Up with Chris Hayes.
Greg Grandin, Professor of History at NYU, is author of The Blood of Guatemala: A History of Race and Nation and co-editor of The Guatemala Reader and A Century of Revolution. His article in The Nation "On the Legacy of Hugo Chávez," has been much-circulated and discussed. And, he very kindly calls out the work of the above authors!