Miguel La Serna is professor at the History Department at UNC Chapel Hill. La Serna is interested in the relationship between culture, memory, and political violence in twentieth-century Latin America. He is currently working on a study that explores the ways in which MRTA guerrillas and the Peruvian state used historical memory and nationalist symbolism to promote, achieve, and thwart revolutionary change in late-twentieth-century Peru. Miguel is co-author of The Shining Path: Love, Madness, and Revolution in the Andes with Orin Starn; The Corner of the Living: Ayacucho on the Eve of the Shining Path Insurgency (UNC Press, 2012);
“Murió comiendo rata: Power Relations in Pre-Sendero Ayacucho, Peru, 1940–1983,” A Contracorriente Vol. 9 Issue 2 (Winter 2012), 1–34; “To Cross the River of Blood: How an Inter-Community Conflict is Linked to the Peruvian Civil War, 1940–1983,” in Power, Culture, and Violence in the Andes, eds. Christine Hunefeldt and Milos Kokotovic (Sussex Academic Press, 2009), among other publications.