Dr. Ivonne Wallace Fuentes
By Roanoke College News

Professor’s Love for Latin American Politics Finds Home In Book

Dr. Ivonne Wallace Fuentes, professor of history, has recently published a new book: "Most Scandalous Woman: Magda Portal and the Dream of Revolution in Peru". She discovered Magda Portal while completing research on university students in Argentina, Peru, and Venezuela. "She just took over my life," Dr. Wallace Fuentes says. Portal was a Peruvian woman who helped the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance to succeed. "She ends up getting written out of their history...and that ended up being a really compelling story and the genesis of the book," says Dr. Wallace Fuentes.