Anne Garland Mahler is Associate Professor at the University of Virginia. Mahler's research examines the histories and artistic production of global radicalism with a focus on transnational solidarity movements in the Americas. She is the author of From the Tricontinental to the Global South: Race, Radicalism, and Transnational Solidarity (Duke University Press, 2018), creator and director of Global South Studies, and the co-founder of the Global South division of the Modern Languages Association (MLA). She is co-editor of The Comintern and the Global South: Global Designs/Local Encounters (Routledge, forthcoming) and Men with Guns: Cultures of Paramilitarism and the Modern Americas, funded by the Ford Foundation and the Latin American Studies Association, and is co-coordinator of the Internationalism project with the Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory. Her book in progress, South-South Solidarities: Racial Capitalism and Political Community from the Americas to the Globe, is supported by a 2020-21 American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship.
Mahler serves as her department's Director of Diversity and Inclusion; as the co-coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship in Caribbean Literatures, Arts, and Cultures; as an MLA Delegate Assembly Representative for Women in the Profession; on the MLA executive committee of the 20th and 21st century Latin America forum; and on the editorial board of Latin American Literary Review. From 2013-16, she was Assistant Professor in the University of Arizona’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and from 2016-2018, an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in UVa's College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences' Global South Initiative.
Mahler grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and is interested in the history of racial justice and multiracial workers' struggles in the U.S. South and in their connections to similar movements around the globe. She grew up singing, enjoys social dancing, and is happiest on the river and at the beach.
Ph.D., Emory University, 2013
M.A., Emory University, 2012
B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 2006
The Comintern and the Global South: Global Designs/Local Encounters, eds. Paolo Capuzzo and Anne Garland Mahler. Routledge, forthcoming.
From the Tricontinental to the Global South: Race, Radicalism, and Transnational Solidarity. Durham: Duke University Press, May 2018.
Reviews of From the Tricontinental: African Studies Quarterly; American Literature; Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies; Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies; Black Perspectives; Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana; Ethnic and Racial Studies; Geopolitics; Hispanic American Historical Review; Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research; Public Books; Revista Iberoamericana; The American Historical Review; The Americas; The Journal of American History
Edited Special Collection
Men with Guns: Cultures of Paramilitarism and the Modern Americas, eds. Joshua K. Lund and Anne Garland Mahler. The Global South 12.2 (2019).
Articles and Book Chapters
"Global Solidarity before the Tricontinental Conference: Latin America and the League Against Imperialism." Forthcoming in The Tricontinental Revolution: Third World Radicalism and the Cold War, eds. Mark Atwood Lawrence and R. Joseph Parrott. Cambridge UP.
"The Limits of Global Solidarity: Reading the 1968 Cultural Congress of Havana through Andrew Salkey’s Havana Journal." Forthcoming in The Cultural Cold War and the Global South: Sites of Contest and Communitas, eds. Kerry Bystrom, Monica Popescu, and Katherine Zien. Routledge.
Lee, Christopher J. and Anne Garland Mahler. "The Bandung Era, Non-Alignment, and the Third Way Literary Imagination." The Palgrave Handbook of Cold War Literature, ed. Andrew Hammond, 183-202. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
“Beyond the Color Curtain: The Metonymic Color Politics of the Tricontinental and the (New) Global South.” The Global South Atlantic, eds. Kerry Bystrom and Joseph Slaughter, 99-123. New York: Fordham University Press, 2017.
“Todos los negros y todos los blancos tomamos café: Race and the Cuban Revolution in Nicolás Guillén Landrián’s Coffea arábiga.” Small Axe: A Caribbean Platform for Criticism (Duke UP) 46 (2015): 55-75.
--(Translation and reprint published in Nicolás Guillén o el desconcierto fílmico, eds. Julio Ramos and Dylon Robbins. Leiden, NL: Almenara Press, 2019.)
“The Writer as Superhero: Fighting the Colonial Curse in Junot Díaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 19.2 (2010): 119-40.
--(Reprinted in U.S. Latino/a Writing 4.10, ed. A. Robert Lee. London, UK: Routledge University Press, 2013.)
Selected Grants & Awards
2020-21 ACLS Fellowship
2020 University of Bologna Short Residency
2020 A&S Summer Stipend
2019 UVArts grant
2019 AHSS/VPR Research Support
2018 Center for Global Innovation and Inquiry Grant
2018 Page-Barbour Grant
2015 Ford-LASA Special Projects Grant