Jaymie Heilman, PhD University of Wisconsin 2006, MA University of Wisconsin 2000, BA Honours University of Alberta 1998

Professor, Faculty of Arts - History & Classics Dept
Associate Chair(Undergraduate), Faculty of Arts - History & Classics Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Arts - History & Classics Dept
Email
jaymie.heilman@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-0609
Address
2-23 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4

Associate Chair(Undergraduate), Faculty of Arts - History & Classics Dept
Email
jaymie.heilman@ualberta.ca

Overview

Research

I am a historian of Latin America and the Caribbean, focusing on indigenous political activism and radical politics in twentieth-century Peru. I am increasingly interested in the history of illicit drugs across Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as the expulsion crisis in Central America. Methodologically, I combine oral history interviews with archival research.

My book Before the Shining Path explores the precursors of Peru’s Shining Path war, examining indigenous peasants’ political projects from the 1890s until 1980. My book Now Peru is Mine, co-authored with the indigenous peasant activist Manuel Llamojha Mitma, traces Llamojha’s activism across the twentieth century. My current project examines Latin American drug history during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 







Teaching

I teach courses in Latin American history and the history of illicit drugs. My courses pay particular attention to issues of race, class, and gender, and they highlight the ideas, experiences, and activism of indigenous peoples and peoples of African descent. I have supervised graduate students writing on a diverse range of topics, including Colombian drug history, Afro-Peruvian activism, and Nicaragua's Contras.


HISTORY 127: DRUGS IN MODERN GLOBAL HISTORY

HISTORY 241: COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA

HISTORY 242: LATIN AMERICA SINCE 1850

HISTORY 342: POLITICAL AND SOCIAL REVOLUTION IN LATIN AMERICA

HISTORY 345: DRUGS IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY (Topics in Latin American History)

HISTORY 442/692: DRUG TRADES AND DRUG WARS IN LATIN AMERICA (Topics in Latin American History since 1850)



Courses

HIST 127 - Drugs in Modern Global History

The social, cultural, and political histories of criminalized drugs like opium, marijuana, amphetamines, and cocaine.

Winter Term 2021
HIST 242 - Modern Latin America

Survey of Latin American history since 1810.

Winter Term 2021

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Publications

Now Peru is Mine: The Life and Times of a Campesino Activist
Author(s): Manuel Llamojha Mitma and Jaymie Patricia Heilman
Publication Date: 2016
External Link: https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/media-library/people/jheilman/77131c9fa51d445d9b6d4239f010cfb0/978-0-8223-6238-8pr.jpg
Before the Shining Path: Politics in Rural Ayacucho, 1895-1980
Author(s): Jaymie Patricia Heilman
Publication Date: 2010
External Link: https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/media-library/people/jheilman/79363d75442b4cf685fc76d513bcff7b/bsp