Gendering Anti-Facism in Argentina; Women’s Activism in Argentina and the World 1918 - 1947.
Host Louie Saenz welcomes Dr. Sandra McGee Deutsch, a Professor Emerita at UTEP who has done extensive research in Latin America, to discuss her book Gendering Anti-Facism in Argentina ; Women’s Activism in Argentina and the World 1918 - 1947.
A sewing and knitting group that provided garments and supplies for the Allied armies in World War II, the Junta de la Victoria was a politically minded association that mobilized women in the fight against fascism. This organization promoted women’s political rights and visibility and attracted forty-five thousand members. This deeply researched book contains lessons for opposing fascism today.
Dr. McGee Deutsch received her PhD from the University of Florida in 1979 and joined the History Department in 1984. Since joining UTEP she has enjoyed a prolific career that included research fellowships and visiting positions around the world. She has published and co-edited over six books and dozens of articles. Her insightful work on the history of women and right-wing movements has helped generations of scholars understand the intersections of gender, democracy, fascism, and social change.
- For more information on Dr. Sandra McGee Deutsch visit: https://www.utep.edu/liberalarts/history/people/faculty-pages/sandra-mcgee-deutsch.html
This interview originally aired on October 6, 2023.