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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
7, 8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Gender, Migration & Immigration, Museums, Pedagogy, Politics, Public History, Rebellion & Revolution, Women