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Brenda Elsey

Hofstra University

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.