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Last Name
Sierra Becerra
Smith College
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Women and gender in twentieth-century Latin America. Social movements and revolutions. Nationalism and neoliberalism. Memory, public history, and museums. Women-of-color, transnational and intersectional feminisms. US imperialism and anti-imperialist movements. Immigration policy, immigrant and worker rights and organizing.
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About Me

I am currently the Postdoctoral Fellow and Project Coordinator in Digital Humanities and Popular Political Education for the project, Putting History in Domestic Workers’ Hands. The project is a collaboration between Smith College and the National Domestic Workers Alliance. In 2020, I will begin my position as an Assistant Professor in the History Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

From 2015 to late 2018, I worked as a labor and immigrant rights organizer at the Pioneer Valley Workers Center.

My book manuscript, tentatively titled Insurgent Butterflies: Gender and Revolution in El Salvador, documents the feminist praxis that working-class and peasant women developed within labor and armed movements during the late 20th century.

Recent Publications
“For Our Total Emancipation: The Making of Revolutionary Feminism in Insurgent El Salvador, 1977-1987.” In
Making the Revolution: Histories of the Latin American Left, edited by Kevin A. Young. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 
Media Coverage
Country Focus
El Salvador, the United States, Colombia
Expertise by Geography
Central America, Latin America
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Gender, Migration & Immigration, Museums, Pedagogy, Politics, Public History, Rebellion & Revolution, Women