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Milton, Cynthia

Research Fellow

  • Professor at the Department of History


  • Telephone 514-343-7352 Pav. PAV.M.CARON-L.GROULX-3200 J.B. \ Ext. C-6114


Milton, Cynthia


Cynthia Milton (PhD, Wisconsin) directs the Canada Research Chair on Latin American History. Analyzing, both traditional and new methods of resolving conflicts by "saying the truth", she studies the Peruvian regions strongly affected by the Shining Path. Her present research centers on the works of Art produced following a period of violence. She presently holds an Alexander Von Humboldt Research Fellowship (2011-2014) for experienced researchers. She is the Director of the Chair in Contemporary Mexican Studies (CEMC) and the Research Network on Latin America (RÉAL).

Areas of expertise


  • Milton C.E. (ed.) (forthcoming 2013) Art from a Fractured Past: Memory and Truth-telling in Post-Shining Path Peru. Durham: Duke University Press.

  • Lehrer E., Milton C.E. & Patterson M.E. (2011) Curating Difficult Knowledge: Violent Pasts in Public Places, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Milton C.E. (2007) The Many Meanings of Poverty: Colonialism, Social Compacts and Assistance in Eighteenth-Century Ecuador, Stanford: Stanford University Press.

  • Bilbija K., Fair J.E., Milton C. & Payne L. (eds.) (2005) The Art of Truth-telling about Authoritarian Rule, Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

  • Milton C.E. (2011) « Defacing memory: (un)tying Peru’s memory knots », Memory Studies, Sage Publication, 4 (2), pp.190-205.

  • Milton C.E. (2007) « At the Edge of the Peruvian Truth Commission: Alternative Paths to Recounting the Past » Radical History Review, 98, pp. 3-33.


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