Brenda Elsey is Associate Professor of History at Hofstra University. She studies Latin American political and pop culture history in the twentieth century. She is currently working on a monograph with Joshua Nadel, Futbolera: The History of Women and Sports in Latin America. Elsey’s publications include: Citizens and Sportsmen: Fútbol and Politics in Twentieth Century Chile (2011), “As the World is My Witness:’ Popular Culture and the Chilean Solidarity Movement, 1974-1987,” in Topographies of Transnationalism (2013) and “The Independent Republic of Football: The Politics of Neighborhood Clubs in Santiago, Chile, 1948-1960,” The Journal of Social History 42 (Spring 2009): 605-630. She has several articles forthcoming, including “Sport, Gender, and Politics in Latin America,” in Oxford University’s Sport in History (2014). She can be found on Twitter at: @politicultura.