Areas of Expertise
Human rights and democracy; oral history and historical memory; social movements; Cold War politics and political cultures; environmental history.
PhD Yale University (History)
MPhil Yale University (History)
MA Yale University (History)
MA University of Wisconsin-Madison (Latin American Studies)
BA University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (Spanish, and Latin American Studies)
Alison J. Bruey specializes in modern Latin American history. Her forthcoming book, Bread, Justice, and Liberty: Grassroots Activism and Human Rights in Pinochetâ€™s Chile (University of Wisconsin, 2018) examines the connections between human rights, neoliberalism, organizing traditions, and the rise of anti-regime organization and protest in popular-sector Santiago. She is the author of scholarly articles on neoliberalism and repression, public housing and popular protest, and Cold War solidarity movements, and co-author of Tortura en Poblaciones del Gran Santiago (1973-1990) (Santiago: CorporaciÃ³n JosÃ© Domingo CaÃ±as, 2005). Her oral history work appears in The Chile Reader (Duke University Press, 2014), and she is presently writing on neoliberalism in Chile for the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History. Her research interests include human rights and democracy; oral history and historical memory; social movements; Cold War politics and political cultures; and environmental history. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Urban History Association.
Bruey teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Latin American history, Latin American film, historical research methods, and Latin America and the U.S. in world affairs for the Department of History and the Master of Arts in International Affairs program. She has led study abroad courses to Guatemala and Peru and has received the University of North Floridaâ€™s award for outstanding undergraduate teaching.
- Nominee, Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, University of North Florida, 2017
- Provost Course Release for exemplary scholarship, University of North Florida, 2015
- â€œTop Performerâ€ award, University of North Florida, 2014
- University of North Florida Summer Scholarship Grant 2008, 2010, 2013
- Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of North Florida, 2012
- Research Enhancement Plan Award, University of North Florida, 2011
American Historical Association
Conference on Latin American History
Latin American Studies Association
Urban History Association
Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies
Phi Beta Kappa
Grants and Contracts Awarded
• University of North Florida Summer Scholarship Grant, 2008, 2010, 2013
• University of North Florida Community-Based Transformational Learning Opportunity Grant 2009
• University of North Florida International Center International Faculty Travel Grant 2009
• Fulbright-Hays International Dissertation Fellowship, 2003-2004
• Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Academic-Year Grant, 1997-1998
Publications & Presentations
Bread, Justice, and Liberty: Grassroots Activism and Human Rights in Pinochet's Chile. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2018.
Moya, Videla, Balladares, Bruey, et. al. Tortura en poblaciones del Gran Santiago (1973-1990). Santiago de Chile: CorporaciÃ³n JosÃ© Domingo CaÃ±as, 2005.
â€œNeoliberalism and Repression in Poblaciones of Santiago de Chile,â€ Stockholm Review of Latin American Studies No. 5, September 2009.
â€œLimitless Land and the Redefinition of Rights: Popular Mobilisation and the Limits of Neoliberalism in Chile, 1973-1985.â€ Journal of Latin American Studies, September 2012.
â€œTransnational Concepts, Local Contexts: Solidarity and Grassroots Opposition in Pinochet's Chileâ€ in Jessica Stites-Mor, ed. Human Rights and Transnational Solidarity in Cold War Latin America. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2013.
"Shantytown Protest: The Pobladores Speak," in Peter Winn, Elizabeth Hutchinson, Thomas Miller Klubock and Nara Milanich, eds., Chile Reader (Duke Univerisity Press, forthcoming 2013).
â€œTo Die Fighting, of Hunger Never: Insurgent Youth in Popular-Sector Santiago de Chile, 1978-1986.â€Conference of the Urban History Association, October 2016, Chicago, IL.
â€œI donâ€™t like to ask names, and I never remember anythingâ€: Narratives of Violence,
Resistance, and Justice in Poblaciones of Gran Santiago, 1973-2013.â€ American Historical Association Annual Meeting and Conference on Latin American History, New York City, January 2-5, 2015.
â€œArcheology of Discontent: Popular Sectors and Opposition to Neoliberalism in Chile,â€
International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Chicago, IL, May 2014.
Panelist, â€œ1973/2013: A Roundtable on Chileanists Teaching Allende,â€
Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association and the Conference on Latin American History, New Orleans, LA, January 2013.
â€œProtesta Poblacional: Non-Violent Resistance and All Forms of Struggle at the Grassroots, Chile 1978-1986.â€ International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, San Francisco CA, May 2012.