from training.npr.org: https://training.npr.org/sources/suyapa-portillo-villeda/
Suyapa Portillo Villeda is an associate professor in Chicana/o Latina/o Transnational Studies at Pitzer College. Her work broadly focuses on social movements in Central America with a focus on Honduras. She documents working-class history and lives and challenges stereotypes of the so-called “banana republics” in Central America.
Portillo Villeda’s new book is Roots of Resistance: A Story of Gender, Race, and Labor on the North Coast of Honduras, which focuses on the working-class culture of resistance on the Honduran North Coast and the radical organizing that challenged U.S. and foreign intervention at the onset of the Cold War.
Expertise: Chicana/o Latina/o transnational studies, labor, Honduras, Central America, history of immigration and migration in Central America, LGBTQ community in Honduras, LGBTQ human rights in Central America
Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
As Heard On KPCC’s Take Two: “Young Migrants From Honduras Fleeing Drug and Gang Violence”
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