Jeffrey L. Gould is the James H. Rudy Professor of History at Indiana University. From 1995-2008, he was Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He is currently Associate Director and co-founder of the Center for Documentary Research and Practice. His most recent book is Desencuentros y Desafíos: Ensayos Sobre la Historia Contemporánea Centroamericana, CIHAC, San José, Costa Rica, 2016. Previously, he published To Rise in Darkness: Revolution, Repression, and Memory in El Salvador, 1920-32 (co authored with Aldo Lauria), Duke University Press, 2008. His first book was To Lead as Equals: Rural Protest and Political Consciousness in Chinandega, Nicaragua, 1912-1979 UNC Press, 1990; El Mito de Nicaragua Mestiza y la Resistencia Indígena Editorial de la Universidad de Costa Rica, 1997; and To Die in This Way: Nicaraguan Indian Communities and the Myth of Mestizaje, 1880-1965 Duke University Press, 1998. He is co-author of The Twentieth Century: A Retrospective (Westview 2002) He is also co editor of Memorias de Mestizaje: la política cultural en América Central desde 1900. The latter book derived from an NEH collaborative project that he co directed with Charles Hale and Darío Euraque.
Gould co-directed and co-produced Scars of Memory: El Salvador, 1932. (Icarus, 2003), a documentary film with Carlos Henriquez Consalvi, Award of Merit, LASA, Honorable Mention, Festival del Cine de El Salvador, 2003 for Documentary Film. It is shown on El Salvadoran educational television annually.
His second documentary film, titled, La Palabra en el Bosque (2012) that deals with Christian Base Communities in Morazán, El Salvador during the 1970s (also with Henríquez Consalvi). It was nominated for Outstanding Documentary at the Queens World Film Festival and was selected at the Ciné de las Américas Film Festival, Ethnografilm (Paris), and LASA.
He is currently working on a film and a book about labor struggles in a shrimp port in El Salvador, called Port Triumph.
In 2002, he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim fellowship.
He was a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton for 2012-2013.
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