Tamara Feinstein


Tamara D. Feinstein

Tamara D. Feinstein

Assistant Professor of History


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2013
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2007
  • M.A., The George Washington University, 2000
  • B.A., Wayne State University, 1997


  • Book:
    • The Fate of Peruvian Democracy: Political Violence, Human Rights, and the Legal Left. University of Notre Dame Press, 2023.
  • Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:
    • 2014 "Competing Visions of the 1986 Lima Prison Massacres: Memory and the Politics of War in Peru." A Contracorriente 11:3 (Spring 2014): 1-40. 
  • Research Volumes:
    • 2009 Peru: Human Rights, Drugs and Democracy, 1980-2000. Digital National Security Archive and Microfiche set. Ann Arbor: Proquest. (Authored introductory essay and edited collection of 1,997 declassified U.S. documents in this primary document set.)
  • Web-based Publications:
    • 2018-2020 Forging Memory: a collaborative digital humanities website connected to a Spring 2019 exhibition of Chilean Arpilleras in the North Country of New York
    • 2009 “Proof and Consequence: Peru Convicts Fujimori.” NACLA online. April 15.
    • 2003 “The Search for Truth: The Declassified Record on Human Rights Abuses in Peru.” Electronic Briefing Book for National Security Archive Website. August 28. Authored introductory essay and edited online selection of declassified U.S. documents on this and other Electronic Briefing Books listed below. To view Briefing Books visit the National Security Archive webpage.
    • 2002 “Montesinos: Blind Ambition.” Electronic Briefing Book for National Security Archive Website. June 26.
    • 2002 “Peru ‘In the Eye of the Storm.’” Electronic Briefing Book for National Security Archive Website. January 22.
    • 2000 “Fujimori’s Rasputin: The Declassified Files on Peru’s Former Intelligence Chief, Vladimiro Montesinos.” Electronic Briefing Book for National Security Archive Website. November 22.
    • Foreign Language Publications
      2002 “Iluminando el pasado: Desclasificación de documentos (Shedding Light on the Past: Declassification of U.S. Documents.)” Co-authored with Coletta Youngers. Ideele. No 144. Lima, Peru; February. pp. 88-93.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Latin American History,
  • Political Violence,
  • Memory,
  • Human Rights,
  • the Cold War,
  • the Andes (Peru and Chile),
  • Art and Politics,
  • Digital Humanities,
  • the Left,
  • Revolutionary Movements

Courses Taught at Murray State

  • CIV 202 – World Civilizations and Cultures II
  • HIS 202 – Understanding Global History
  • HIS 350 – History of Latin America 
  • HIS 481/681 – Revolutionary Mexico, 1810 to the Present

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