From the Tricontinental to the Global South: Race, Radicalism, and Transnational Solidarity (Duke, 2018) traces the history and intellectual legacy of the understudied global justice movement called the Tricontinental—an alliance of liberation struggles from eighty-two countries, founded in Havana in 1966. Purchase the book and read interviews and reviews here.
South-South Solidarities: Racial Capitalism and Political Community from the Americas to the Globe (in progress) unearths networks of politically radical activists and artists in the American hemisphere and around the world in the 1920s and 30s, examining the impact of their vision for a “rebellious humanity” in social movements today. This project is supported by a 2020-2021 ACLS Fellowship.
The Comintern and the Global South (Routledge, forthcoming), edited by Anne Garland Mahler and Paolo Capuzzo, studies the relations and productive tensions between the Third International, intellectual histories of racial justice and anti-imperialism, as well as other concurrent forms of internationalism. Building on extant institutional histories of the Third International, it moves in new and exciting directions by focusing on the points of intersection –– often conflictual and short-lived –– with anti-imperialist, anti-racist, and nationalist organizing, making the Third International a site of encounter between a global political project and more local and regional contexts.
Edited Special Issue
Men with Guns: Cultures of Paramilitarism and the Modern Americas, edited by Joshua K. Lund and Anne Garland Mahler and published in The Global South 12.2 (2019), brings together scholars from across the Americas and from a range of fields in order to rethink the conceptual parameters, history and aesthetics of “paramilitarism” in the context of modern American discourse and society.
“New Critical Directions in Global South Studies,” edited by Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra and Anne Garland Mahler, and forthcoming in Comparative Literature Studies, builds on prior scholarship in the field by tracing the various and fruitful ways in which the Global South (as a critical concept) is being used as a framework for comparative literary and cultural analysis across a variety of intersecting fields of inquiry.