Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1995)
Office: SBS N-331
Interests: Modern Latin America, Mexico, U.S.-Latin American relations, popular culture, Global Sixties
My research and teaching interests focus on the interplay between culture, politics, and international relations in twentieth-century Latin America, with a particular emphasis on the Cold War period, as encompassed by the phrase "Global Sixties." My research is highly interdisciplinary: I seek to make connections between ideological articulations, consumptive practices, and broadly defined notions of power. Most recently, I brought together a group of scholars for a special issue of the journal The Americas on the subject "Latin America in the Global Sixties," which reflected the first coherent effort by Latin Americanists to map out the terrain of this emergent field. My current book manuscript is entitled "The Last Good Neighbor: Mexico in the Global Sixties" (Duke University Press), and it explores the implications of Mexico's efforts to fashion itself as a Cold War interlocutor.
"La juventud se impone: Rebelión cultural y los temores de los mayores en México 1968"
• Review of Mary Kay Vaughan's Portrait of a Young Painter: Pepe Zúñiga and Mexico City's Rebel Generation
• "Let's Revisit Helms-Burton" (op-ed)