Brian A. Nelson

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Brian Nelson "has over seventeen years of experience in Latin America and has lived in Costa Rica, Argentina, Mexico, and Venezuela. His work on the region has appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Christian Science Monitor, The Southern Humanities Review and was the subject of a PEW Case Study for Georgetown University. He has an MFA from the University of Arizona as well as degrees in International Studies and Economics. In 2002 he was awarded a Fulbright grant in Creative Writing to Venezuela. Formerly at the Center for American and World Cultures at Miami University, he currently teaches for Johns Hopkins University." [1]

Brian A. Nelson first arrived in Venezuela in 1988 as an AFS high school exchange student and has lived there for many years. In 2002 he received a Fulbright grant to study Venezuela’s cultural transformation under Hugo Chávez. He currently teaches at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and, in the summers, at Johns Hopkins University. “One Crowded Hour” is an excerpt from his forthcoming book The Silence and the Scorpion: The Coup Against Chavez and the Making of Modern Venezuela (Nation Books, May 2009) about the 2002 coup. Interview Book review by Gregory Wilpert.

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  1. About, Brian A. Nelson, accessed April 13, 2010.