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California State University, Los Angeles
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labor, Chile, mining, green revolution
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About Me

Angela Vergara is a professor of History at California State University Los Angeles. She obtained her BA in history at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, Chile (1994), and her Ph.D. at the University of California San Diego (2002). She is the author of Copper Workers, International Business, and Domestic Politics in Cold War Chile (2008) and co-editor of Company Towns in the Americas (2011) and the special issue of Radical History Review, The Other 9/11: Chile 1973 – Memory, Resistance and Democratization (2016) In her forthcoming, Protecting Jobs, Empowering Workers: The Fight against Unemployment in Twentieth-Century Chile, 1910s-1980s, she tells the story of how workers, welfare professionals, and policymakers defined and battled unemployment and job instability in Chile.



Recent Publications

“Identifying the Unemployed: Social Categories and Relief in Depression-Era Chile (1930-34).” Labor: Studies in Working-Class History 15, no. 3 (2018): 9-30.


“Writing about Workers, Reflecting on Dictatorship and Neoliberalism: Chilean Labor History and the Pinochet Dictatorship.” International Labor and Working-Class History 93 (2018): 52-73.


“Revisiting Pampa Irigoin: Social Movements, Repression, and Political Culture in 1960s Chile.” Radical History Review: The Other September 11th-Chile, 1973 126 (2016): 43-54.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Latin America
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Labor, Rural & Agrarian History