Denisa Jashari is a historian and Latin Americanist whose research interests include modern Latin America, urban history, political culture, social movements, the Cold War, and oral history and memory. She will begin her appointment as an assistant professor of Latin American history at the University of North Carolina Greensboro in 2021.
While at Kellogg, she will revise her dissertation, “Cartographies of Conflict: Political Culture and Urban Protest in Chilean Shantytowns, 1872-1994,” into a book manuscript. The project examines the contested physical, conceptual, and geographical place of the urban poor in Chile’s capital from the end of the 19th century to the late 20th century.
Jashari’s research has received financial support from the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship, the Doris G. Quinn Foundation, the American Historical Association Albert J. Beveridge Research Grant, and the Tinker Foundation, among others. She was the Future Faculty Teaching Fellow in the Department of History and Anthropology at Butler University in 2019-2020.
Jashari holds MAs in Latin American studies and history from Indiana University, where she received a PhD in Latin American history in 2020.