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Category Archives: Latin America

The faculty group I belong to (click here to know more about us) is organizing on-campus student conference on Latin American & Latino/a Studies. The conference will be held on Thursday April 2 in the Student Union. You can get more information by clicking on this link. You’re welcome to present your original academic or […]

On teachers in 1923 Argentina

If you read Spanish I’m sure you’ll enjoy this standard contract for Argentine teachers in 1923 (click here). The signer is referred as “señorita” (miss) and agrees to not get married, avoid the company of men, return home at 8pm, avoid ice cream parlors, wear at least two underskirts, etc etc etc. Gracias Edgardo!

Spring Classes

This coming Spring (2009) I’ll be teaching “Famines and the Modern World” (Hist 480) and “Modern Mexico” (Hist 411/511). I’m thrilled to teach two classes that are so closely connected with my research interests on living standards, food supply, and state building in Mexico at the time of independence. Famines and the Modern World is a seminar […]

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