Helen Yaffe, the Research Associate on the Non-Stop Against Apartheid project was profiled in the 18 August 2011 edition of the Times Higher Education. Helen’s parents were heavily involved with the Non-Stop Picket and the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group and she regularly attended the Picket as a child.
Helen previously worked as a Teaching Fellow of Latin American History at University College London and the London School of Economics. She completed her PhD in the economic history department at the London School of Economics. Her thesis was adapted for publication as Che Guevara: the economics of revolution and published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2009 within two years of the PhD viva. Similarly to this new project, her doctoral research was based on original archive material and extensive interviews with participants in a radical political process and social movement.
Helen has published two book chapters and several journal articles about Cuban economic history and socialist political economy and about the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA), a contemporary trade and cooperation agreement initiated by Cuba and Venezuela and extended to other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.