René Harder Horst

 

On assignment in Buenos Aires, Ja 2007

 

Dressed for class as a gaucho

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

René Harder Horst is an associate professor of Latin American history at Appalachian State University, where he has taught since 2000. Dr. Horst received his PhD at Indiana University. He taught history at Kalamazoo College in MI and at Bates College in ME before coming to ASU in 2000. Horst’s field is Latin American history, and he specializes in the history of the Southern Cone, indigenous history, ethnicity and church history. In addition to numerous articles, book chapters and book reviews, he published The Stroessner Regime and Indigenous Resistance in Paraguay in 2007 and Military Struggle and Identity Formation in Latin America in 2010. His book El régimen Stronista y la resistencia indigena en el Paraguay is at press in Asuncion, for publication in summer of 2011. He is currently working on a book on the indigenous History of Latin America.

My passion is to be a good teacher, to encourage all of my students to succeed and to learn as much as possible about the world and especially about Latin America. I enjoy meeting each of my students personally. If you have a minute to stop by and introduce yourself to me, I would greatly appreciate talking with you. Please let me know how I can best helpt to make this course a great learning experience for you.

Our class is your chance to learn history and is geared to accommodate each of you. I encourage you to feel welcome to speak in class and engage others as you grow in your studies. Please let me know if you have a learning challenge or difficulty. I will work with you.

Recent Publications:

Books
Military Struggle and Identity Formation in Latin America: Race, Nation, and Community During the Liberal Period, Edited by Nicola Foote and René D. Harder Horst Gainesville, University Press of Florida, Spring 2010

El régimen Stronista y la resistencia indigena en el Paraguay, Monograph, forthcoming from Centro de Estudios Paraguayos Antonio Guasch, Asunción, Paraguay in Fall 2010

The Stroessner Regime and Indigenous Resistance in Paraguay, University Press of Florida, May, 2007 (also in soft cover 2010)

 

Book Chapters

“Indigenous Integration and Legal changes in Paraguay.” In Gender and Race, Empire and Nation: A Documentary History on the Making of Latin America, Erin O’Connor and Leo Garofalo, eds. NJ: Prentice Hall, 2009.

“Crossfire, Cactus, and Racial Constructions: The Chaco War and Indigenous people in Paraguay.” In Military Struggle and Identity Formation in Latin America, R. Horst and N. Foote, eds. Tallahassee: University Press of Florida, 2010.

“Breaking Down Religious Barriers: Indigenous People and the Church in Paraguay.” In Resurgent Voices in Latin America:
Indigenous Peoples, Political Mobilization, and Religious Change
, Edward Cleary and Tim Steigenga, eds. NJ: Rutgers University, October, 2004

“Consciousness and Contradiction: Indigenous People and Paraguay’s transition to Democracy.” In Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin America, Edited by Erick Langer. Scholarly Resources, April 2003

Journal Articles

“The Peaceful Revolution: Indigenous Rights and Intellectual Resistance in Paraguay, 1975-1988,” invited submission to a special issue of LACES, Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, August, 2010 “Indigenous People, the Chaco War, and State Formation in a World History Context,” World History Bulletin, Fall 2006, 22, No. 2, 14-17.

“The Catholic Church, Human Rights Advocacy and Indigenous Resistance in Paraguay, 1969 -1989”, The Catholic Historical Review, 88, No. 4, (October, 2002), 723- 744

“Las Comunidades Indígenas y la Democracia en el Paraguay: 1988-1992”, Suplemento Antropológico, Asunción, 36, 2, (De, 2001), 77-140

Recent Conference Papers

“‘Inside the Stomach for 500 Years’: Latin American Independence from Below,” 5th Annual William Wilson Brown, Jr. Conference on Latin American Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 16 April, 2010

“Indigenous Resistance and Latin American Independence,” Panel Organized and Directed, 5th Annual William Wilson Brown, Jr. Conference on Latin American Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 16 April, 2010

“Overstated Returns during Crises: Continental Perspectives on the Economic and Military Conjunctures of the Chaco War,” Fourth Annual Appalachian Spring Conference on World History and Economics, Boone, NC April 18, 2009

“The Stroessner Regime and Indigenous Resistance in Paraguay, the Religious Dimension,” Carol Grotnes Belk Library, February 21, 2008

“Teaching Indigenous Histories,” Presentation of paper and Roundtable discussant, Conference on Latin American History at the American Historical Association meetings in Washington, DC, January 5, 2008

“The Peaceful Revolution: Professional Indians, Dollars, and the Construction of Popular Dissent in Paraguay, 1970-1989,” presented at LASA meetings, Montreal, September 5, 2007

“Indigenous People, the Chaco War, and State Formation in a World History Context,” presented at SEWHA Conference, ASU, October 20, 2006

“War, Protest and Identity: Military Struggle and the Formation of Race, Community and Nation in World History, 1850-1950,” Organized and chaired the panel , SEWHA, October, 20, 2006

“Indigenous and Afro-Latin American Peoples, Military Conflicts and Identity in turn-of- the-century Latin America,” Panel Chair and Organizer, LASA 2006, San Juan, PR, March 14, 2006

“Cross Fire, Cactus and Racial Constructions: Indigenous People and the Chaco War of 1932-1935,” delivered at LASA 2006, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 14, 2006

"The Chaco War from Below: Paraguay and Bolivia, 1932-1935" Departmental Research Seminar Series, Appalachian State University, February 22, 2006

“Religion in Native American Societies,” in class “Religion in America”, Rick Laws, professor,Wilkesboro Community College, Wilkesboro, North Carolina, January 20, 2006

“Formas Ordinarias de Exclusión: La Dictadura y Política Indígenas en los Años 1956- 1992,”Asociación Indigenista del Paraguay, Asunción, May 25, 2005

 

Presentation in the library on religious missions and indigenous resistance in Paraguay, 21-2-08.

 


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