The Red Andes: Interwar Revolutionary Movements in the Northern Andes

Spring 2023 GGR Recipient

Josué Godoy (History)

My project explores the ways Indigenous and Afro-Andean activists worked within, or were in conflict with, revolutionary class-based organizations in the Northern Andean region encompassing the countries of Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador during the 1920s and 1930s. The 1920s and 30s saw the emergence of revolutionary movements and discourses across the globe. All three countries in the North Andean region have a large presence of Indigenous, Afrodescendant, and mixed-race populations, especially among the exploited classes. These Black Indo-American populations must have left a mark on the emergence of revolutionary discourses and movements in these countries. The goal of this project is to see the forms that this Black Indo-American radicalism took in the Northern Andes.