LAC History Seminar Series:The Sexual Question: A History of Prostitution in Peru, 1850s-1950s

the sexual question


A History of Prostitution in Peru, 1850s-1950s.

Paulo Drinot, UCL, in conversation with Donna Guy, Ohio State University


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Convener: Professor Eduardo Posada-Carbó

Speaker: Paulo Drinot, UCL, in conversation with Donna Guy, Ohio State University


Paulo Drinot is Professor of Latin American History at University College London. He is the author of The Allure of Labor: Workers, Race and the Making of the Peruvian State (Duke University Press, 2011) and The Sexual Question: A History of Prostitution in Peru, 1850s-1950s (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and editor or co-editor of several volumes, including Che’s Travels: The Making of a Revolutionary in 1950s Latin America (Duke University Press, 2010), The Great Depression in Latin America (Duke University Press, 2014), and The Peculiar Revolution: Rethinking the Peruvian Experiment Under Military Rule (University of Texas Press, 2017). He was co-editor of the Journal of Latin American Studies (2014-2018). He is currently working on two collaborative projects: a volume on the history of APRA with Martín Bergel and a new history of Peru with Alberto Vergara and others.


Donna Guy is Distinguished Professor of Humanities and History Emerita at the Ohio State University and Professor of History (Emerita) at the University of Arizona. She has published 10 books and more than 60 articles in English and in Spanish.  Recipient of 5 Fulbright Scholarships, she has received many awards including the most recent, the Conference on Latin American History Distinguished Service Award.  Her latest books include Women Build the Welfare State:  Performing Charity, Creating Rights in Argentina, 1880-1955 A Global History of Sexuality: The Modern Era, Co-edited with Robert M. Buffington and Eithne Luibhéid, Moralidades y comportamientos sexuales, Argentina, 1880-2011, Edited with Dora Barrancos and Adriana Valobra, and Creating Charismatic Bonds in Argentina; Letters to Juan and Eva Perón. Currently, she is working on the history of Harrods Buenos Aires, the only branch of Harrods, London.