Midge Quandt



Writings on Nicaragua and Latin America


·               Review of "Latin America's Radical Left", Z Magazine, April, 2015.

·               Review of "Social Movements and the Left in Latin America", Against the Current, March/April, 2015.

·               Review of New Institutions for Participatory Democracy in Latin America, Alliance for Global Justice, January 7, 2014 .

·               Review of Territories in Resistance: A Cartography of Latin American Social Movements, by Raúl Zibechi, Against the Current, October/November, 2013

·               “New Age Spirituality and Latin American Politics," Global Justice Monitor, February/March, 2011 .

·               “Neostructuralism: A Neoliberal Makeover," Global Justice Monitor, September/October 2010 .

·               (with Chuck Kaufman) “Human Rights and U.S. Militarism," Global Justice Monitor, September/October 2010.

·               “Grassroots Movements and Electoral Politics: Strategies for Change in Latin America," Alliance for Global Justice, March 2010.

·               “In Defense of Participatory Democracy," April 2009.

·               “Beyond Latin America's ´Two Lefts´,” Review of Revolution! South America and the Rise of the New Left, by Nikolas Kozloff, Report on the Americas March/April 2009.

·               “Government or Grassroots: Political Transformation in Latin America,” Nicaragua Monitor, March 2009.

·               “Tide Turning in Latin America?,” Against the Current, Nov/Dec 2007.

·               Review of Latin America after Neoliberalism: Turning the Tide of the 21st Century? Nicaragua Monitor, July/August 2007.

·               “Review of Dispatches from Latin America: On the Frontlines Against Neo-Liberalism ,” Interconnect, March 2007.

·               “The Left in Latin America Today,” Nicaragua Monitor, Nov/Dec 2006.

·               “Herty Lewites Remembered,” Against the Current, Sept/Oct 2006.

·               “The Social Movements in Nicaragua Yesterday and Today,” Nicaragua Monitor, September 2005.

·               “An Interview with Carlos Pacheco: Popular Mobilization in Nicaragua and the Global South,” Nicaragua Monitor, July-August 2004.

·               “. . .As We Forgive Our Debtors,” Princeton, NJ August, 2002

·               Interview on Nicaraguan Politics with Sofia Montenegro, April, 2002,


·               “September 11 and Our Broader Movement,” Nicaragua Monitor, April, 2002

·               Elections and the Democratization of Political Culture in Nicaragua, Washington, DC, 2001

·               “Engaged Buddhism and Activism: Reflections of a Nicaragua Solidarity Activist,” Turning Wheel: The Journal of Socially Engaged Buddhism, Spring, 2001

·               “Jubilee 2000 in 2001: Interview with Alejandro BendaÔa,” Nicaragua Monitor, June-July, 2001

·               Nicaragua: The Promise of the New Politics and of Civil Society? Washington, DC, 2000

·               “Where is Nicaraguan Civil Society Going?”  An Interview with Sofia Montenegro, Nicaragua Monitor, May-June, 1999

·               “Feminism,” Nicaragua Monitor, Special 20th Anniversary Issue of the Nicaragua Network Education Fund, March-April,.1999

·               “Support for Property Law and FSLN Vital,” Nicaragua Monitor, January, 1998 (A talk at the national meeting)

·                Voices of Sandinismo in Post-Election Nicaragua, Washington, DC 1997

·                Democratic Initiatives in the FSLN, Princeton, NJ, 1996

·                “Unbinding the Ties: The FSLN and the Popular Organizations,” in The New Politics of Survival, ed. by Minor Sinclair, New York, 1995

·                The FSLN in Nicaragua: Conflict and Consensus, Washington, DC, 1994

·                Sandinismo: A Tenuous Unity,” Against the Current, November/December, 1994

·                “New Directions for Nicaraguan Feminists: ‘No Political Daddy Needed’,” Against the Current, Nov/Dec, 1993

·                Unbinding the Ties: The Popular Organizations and the FSLN in Nicaragua, Washington, DC, 1993

·                Where Does Sandinismo Stand Today,” Nicaragua Monitor, July, 1993

·                “The Popular Organizations in Nicaragua Today,” Report on the Americas, February, 1993

·                “Nicaragua and the U.S. Model,” Against the Current, March/April, 1992

·                “U.S. Aid to Nicaragua: Funding the Right,” Z Magazine, November, 1991

·                “Nicaragua Solidarity Now,” Against the Current, October/November, 1991 and Barricada Internacional, September, 1991

·                “The Sandinistas: What Next?,” Against the Current, October/November, 1990

·                “Nicaragua’s Feminists: Beyond Self Sacrifice,” Guardian, September 26, 1990


Talks on Nicaragua and on Feminism in Nicaragua and Cuba


·               “Post-Election Nicaragua,” Princeton University, February 20, 1992

·               “U.S. Aid to Nicaragua,” Socialist Scholars’ Conference, New York, April 24-26, 1992

·               “Feminism in Cuba,” Princeton University Women’s Studies Colloquium, Sept.15, 1990

·               “Feminism in Nicaragua,” Princeton University Women’s Studies Colloquium, March 20, 1989


Professional Experience


·               PhD in History, Rutgers University

·               Editor, Trends in History, 1979-1986

·               Co-founder, Princeton Research Forum (an organization of independent research scholars), 1980


Teaching Positions


·               Visiting Lecturer, Rutgers University, 1970-71

·               Visiting Lecturer, Bryn Mawr College, 1972-73

·               Visiting Lecturer, Rutgers University, Spring, 1976

·               Visiting Lecturer, Princeton University, Spring, 1977

·               Visiting Lecturer with the rank of Associate Professor, Swarthmore College, Spring, 1978


Selected Bibliography in the Field of History


·               Sex, History and Culture: Trends in History: A Review of Current Periodical Literature in History, ed. by Margot Badran and Midge Quandt, 1990

·               “Religion and Social Thought: The Secularization of Postmillennialism,” American Quarterly, October, 1973

·               “Community in Urban America, 1890-1917: Reformers, City Planners, and Greenwich Villagers,” Societas, Fall, 1976

·               From the Small Town to the Great Community: The Social Thought of Progressive Intellectuals, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1970


Selected Political Work

·               Worked with the Rainbow Coalition, 1986-87

·               Have worked with the Nicaragua Network, a Project of the Alliance for Global Justice in Washington, DC, since 1991.

·               Member, Princeton/Granada Sister Cities Committee, 1989 to the present.

·               Member, Executive Committee of the Nicaragua Network.