We are thrilled to welcome Sinclair Thomson as the new CLACS Director!
Starting this spring, Thomson will bring innovative events and research on Latin America to CLACS. A historian, Thomson’s research focuses on indigenous social movements, and how revolutionary ideas live on in Andean collective memory and myth. Thomson’s book We Alone Will Rule: Native Andean politics in the age of insurgency, looks at native Andean politics in the eighteenth century. He also co-authored Ya es otro tiempo el presente: Cuatro momentos de insurgencia indígena, Revolutionary Horizons: Past and Present in Bolivian Politics, and is currently working on The Bolivia Reader: History, Culture, Politics.
Thomson says he’s looking forward to being at CLACS.
I’m excited to be involved with CLACS this semester. I am proud that CLACS has such strong programs in Andean studies and Quechua language studies, which coincide with my own interests. At the University of Wisconsin Madison I received great interdisciplinary training in Andean students, and Quechua was a big part of my education. I’m happy to support training new students in these area.
Visit the CLACS website to learn more about Sinclair Thomson.