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Barbara Potthast

Barbara Potthast is professor at the University of Cologne and director of the Institute for Iberian and Latin-American History as well as the President of the Centro Latinoamericano de Colonia (CLAC) and the Global South Studies Center Cologne (GSSC) . Between 1996 and 2016 she was a member of the directorate (and president 2004 – 2006) of the interdisciplinary “German Association of Research about Latin America” (ADLAF). The researcher earned her Ph.D. at the Institute for Iberian and Latin-American History at the Universität zu Köln and her research interests are the family and gender history, ethnic relations and, generally, the social history of Latin America, especially Paraguay and Argentina.

Research areas:
Family and Gender history
History of Ethnicity in Latin America
History of photography
History of Paraguay and Argentina

Selected publications:
Potthast, Barbara (2018): “Lateinamerika und Genderforschung: von machismo und maternalismo zu Maskulinität und indigenem Feminismus“, in: B. Kortendiek et al. (eds.), Handbuch Interdisziplinäre Geschlechterforschung,  Wiesbaden: Springer Verlag, Geschlecht und Gesellschaft.

Potthast, Barbara; Büschges, Christian and Gabbert, Wolfgang et al. (eds.) (2015): Dinámicas de inclusión y exclusión en América Latina. Conceptos y prácticas de etnicidad, ciudadanía y pertenencia, Frankfurt: Vervuert/ Madrid: Iberoamericana.

Hensel, Silke and Potthast, Barbara (eds.) (2013): Das Lateinamerika Lexikon, Wuppertal: Peter Hammer Verlag.

Potthast, Barbara (2010): Madres, obreras, amantes… Protagonismo femenino en la historia de América Latina, Madrid: Vervuert/ Frankfurt: Iberoamericana.