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Dr Victor Figueroa-Clark

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Research Interests: US-Latin American Relations; Left-Wing Movements in Latin America and the Third World; Ideology; Cold War
Room: SAR.3.06


I completed my PhD in International History at the LSE in 2011. My thesis examined the end of the Cold War in Latin America through the reaction of the Chilean Left to the overthrow of Allende, and the relationships that it subsequently developed with Cuba, the FSLN, and revolutionary movements in Central America. I am currently making the revisions to this manuscript for publication with Palgrave Macmillan. In 2013 Pluto Press published my political biography of Salvador Allende under the title Salvador Allende: Revolutionary Democrat|. My research interests include US-Latin American relations, left-wing movements in Latin America and the Third World, ideology, and the international history of the Cold War. I have taught postgraduate and undergraduate courses at the LSE since 2010.


Dr Victor Figueroa-Clark teaches the following course at undergraduate level:

HY239 - Latin America and the United States since 1898|


  • Salvador Allende: Revolutionary Democrat, Pluto Press, 2013.
  • “The Internationalism of the Chilean Left and the End of the Cold War in Latin America”, in Kalinovsky and Radchenko The End of the Cold War in the Third World, Routledge, 2011.
  • Forthcoming in the Journal of Latin American Studies - “The Chilean Left, Armed Struggle and the Transition to Civilian Rule”
  • Chilean Internationalism in the Sandinista Revolution (Working title), Palgrave Macmillan.

I am also working on papers on the history of Communism in Latin America (Cambridge), Allende’s Mental Map (Palgrave), and a comparative examination of the early Cold War period in Chile and Colombia.

Conference Papers and Talks

  • “Challenges to Neoliberalism in Latin America” August 2014 – International Transport Workers’ Federation
  • “Analysing the Results of Chile’s 2013 election” December 2013 – Kings College London
  • “Salvador Allende’s Revolutionary Legacy” December 2013 - Latin America Conference 2013 – London
  • "The revolutionary ideas of Salvador Allende and their relevance today" on a panel with Prof. Alan Angell and Carlos Fortin. November 2013 - UCL-ISA London. Workshop - 40 Years On: Reflecting on the Chilean Coup
  • “The Historical Significance of Allende’s Ideas 40 Years On” October 2013 – LSE IDEAS Latin America Programme
  • “The Chilean Coup’s Fighting Legacy: Nicaragua, El Salvador and Chile.” September 2013 – Ecole de Sciences Politiques, Paris. International conference September 11: A Global Event“
  • El internacionalismo chileno en la Revolución Popular Sandinista” January 2011 – Centro IDEA, Universidad de Santiago de Chile
  • Maurice Pinto Scholar 2007-2010
  • Associate of the LSE IDEAS Latin America Programme
  • European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy ‘Atomium Culture’ Research Dissemination Award winner 2011






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