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Ursula Prutsch

Prof. Dr. Ursula Prutsch

Associate professor


Main research interests:

Inter-American relations
History of the United States, Brazil and Argentina
Latin America in a Global Context
Emigration and Exile from Central Europe to the Americas

Ursula Prutsch studied at the University of Graz and the University of Vienna. She is author of the monographs “Eva Perón. Leben und Sterben einer Legende” (2015), “Brasilien. Eine Kulturgeschichte” (together with Enrique Rodrigues-Moura) (2013), “Iberische Diktaturen. Portugal unter Salazar, Spanien unter Franco” (2012), and “Creating Good Neighbors”. Die Kultur- und Wirtschaftspolitik der USA in Lateinamerika, 1940-1946.” She co-edited books on Brazil, movies in Latin America, emigration from the Habsburg Monarchy to the Americas and Inter-American relations. Currently she is working on a monograph on Populism the United States and Latin America from the late 19th to the 21st century. In her research she is generally interested in relations between state and civil society, power and resistance, the influence of European ideologies such as fascism in the Americas, and biographies of contradictory personalities such as Eva Perón in Argentina.


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Office hours:
Tuesday, 10-12 a.m.