Flying Down to Rio: Aviation, National Identities, and Hemispheric Relations in the Americas

Melina Piglia, Leonie Schuster, Peter Soland, Stefan Rinke& Mario Peters

Part of GHI Lecture Series: Mobilities and Migration Across the Americas

April 30, 2021

Event Description

This is the fourth event in a four-part lecture series on “Mobilities and Migration across the Americas,” organized by the German Historical Institute. Bringing together scholars from Latin America and the Caribbean, the United States, and Europe, this lecture series aims to provide a platform for engaging and inspiring interdisciplinary debates.


Melina Piglia is a researcher at CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas), and Universidad del Mar del Plata (Argentina).  

Leonie Schuster from Kiel University (Germany). 

Peter Soland is an assistant professor of History and Anthropology at the Southeast Missouri State University.

Moderator: Stefan Rinke is a professor of Latin American History at the Freie Universität (Berlin, Germany).

Moderator: Mario Peters is a research fellow in American and Transatlantic History at the GHI Washington.


Organized by Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington at the University of California, Berkeley, German Historical Institute Washington, D.C., and co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, the Institute of European Studies, Global, International & Area Studies (all at UC Berkeley), The Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies (CALAS), and the International Research Training Group (IRTG) “Temporalities of Future.”