Author Archives: Patrick William Kelly

About Patrick William Kelly

is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at the University of Chicago, where he is currently completing his dissertation on the centrality of the Americas in the rise of global human rights politics in the 1970s. His research has been supported by grants from the Social Science Research Council, Fulbright-Hays, and the University of Chicago’s Human Rights Program.

On the Poverty and Possibility of Human Rights in Latin American History

Human Rights and Transnational Solidarity in Cold War Latin America Jessica Stites Mor, ed. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2013. x + 264 pp. We Cannot Remain Silent: Opposition to the Brazilian Military Dictatorship in the United States James N. Green Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010. xiv + 472 pp. If the global history of human rights has expanded considerably in the past ten years, much of it still remains unwritten.1 This is especially the case when it comes to Latin America. Indeed, Latin Continue reading → Continue reading →