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Nara Milanich

Nara Milanich is Professor of History at Barnard College of Columbia University. Her most recent book, out in June 2019 with Harvard University Press, is Paternity: The Elusive Quest for the Father. She is also author of Children of Fate: Childhood, Class, and the State in Chile, 1850-1930 (Duke University Press, 2009) and co-editor of The Chile Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Duke University Press, 2013). Her scholarly interests include modern Latin America, Chile, and the comparative histories of family, gender, childhood, reproduction, law, and social inequality.

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The meaning of fatherhood remains elusive, even in the age of DNA-based paternity testing.

Nara Milanich