University of Vermont, History Department
Wheeler House, Room 303, 133 S. Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05405
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2019-present Associate Professor, Department of History, The University of Vermont
2013-2019 Assistant Professor, Department of History, The University of Vermont
2012-2013 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History, Northwestern University
2010-2012 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Department of History, Northwestern University
2010 Ph.D. History, University of Chicago.
Dissertation: “Peace by Institutions: The Rise of Political Parties and the Making of the Modern Mexican State, 1920-1928”
2004 M.A. Latin American Studies, University of Chicago.
Thesis: “‘Beautifying the Revolution’: The Origins and the Significance of Women’s Suffrage in Chiapas, Mexico, 1920-27”
2000 B.A. Latin American Studies and International Relations, Brown University.
Grants and Fellowships
2019-2020 Humanities Center Fellowship, the University of Vermont
2009-2010 Doris G. Quinn Foundation Dissertation Year Fellowship
2009 University of Chicago Doolittle-Harrison Travel Fellowship
2009 Latin American Studies Association Conference Travel Grant
2008 University of Chicago Doolittle-Harrison Travel Fellowship
2008 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Latin American Research Travel Grant
2008 University of Chicago Ignacio Martín Baró Prize Lectureship
2006-2007 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
2005-6, 2007-9 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship in Latin American History
2005 and 2006 University of Chicago Latin American Studies Field Research Grant
2005 University of Chicago Kunstadter Travel Research Grant
2005 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Latin American Research Travel Grant
2004 Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant
The Mexican Revolution's Wake: The Making of a Political System, 1920–1929. Cambridge Latin American Studies. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Honorable Mention, 2019 Social Science Book Award, from the Mexico section of the Latin American Studies Association.
Articles and Book Chapters
2019: “Mexico’s Political Laboratory: The Revolutionary and Postrevolutionary Southeast,” chapter in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mexican History and Culture, Oxford University Press, January 2019. Also published in 2016 online in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History.
2014: “A Crooked Path to the Franchise: Women’s Suffrage and the Legislation of Citizenship in Post-revolutionary Mexico, 1925-1937.” The Latin Americanist, June 2014, Volume 58, Issue 2, 97-117.
2013: “Trials By Fire: National Political Lessons From Failed State Elections in Post- revolutionary Mexico, 1920-5.” Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, Winter 2013 (February), Volume 29, Number 1, 238-279.
2010: “Vida y muerte del general Carlos A. Vidal: Significado e interpretación regional y nacional, 1915-1927,” chapter in an edited volume entitled La revolución mexicana en Chiapas un siglo después (PROIMMSE-IIA-UNAM, 2010), 395-428.
2007: “The Implications and Legacies of Chiapas’ 1925 Women’s Suffrage Decree,” Pueblos y Fronteras (PROIMMSE-IIA-UNAM), 2007, Núm. 3 (online).
2018: Review of Amelia Kiddle, Mexico’s Relations with Latin America During the Cárdenas Era, for the Bulletin of Latin American Research (BLAR)
2012: Review of Aaron W. Navarro, Political Intelligence and the Creation of Modern Mexico, 1938-1954, in The Historian. Volume 4, Issue 2, Summer 2012.
Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
History of Drugs in Latin America
Latin American Populism
Latin American Indigenous History
Women and Revolutions in Latin America
Latin America: History and Memory (taught as both an advanced undergraduate and a graduate seminar)
Latin American Authoritarianism (first year Honors College seminar)
Latin American Revolutions (first year Teaching and Advising Program (TAP) seminar)
Conference Panels Chaired and Organized
(2019): Panel Co-organizer and Chair: "Violence, Dissidence and Resistance in Postrevolutionary Mexico," Latin American Studies Association International Congress, Boston, MA, May 24, 2019.
2013: Panel Organizer and Chair: “The Once and Future Party?: The Long Career of Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (1929-2013).” Latin American Studies Association International Congress, Washington DC, May 30, 2013.
2012: Panel Organizer: “Mexico in the 1920s: New Historical and Historiographical Perspectives.” Annual meeting of the Conference on Latin American History, Chicago, January 6, 2012.
Conference Papers and Other Presentations
(2019): “Violence, Memory and State Formation in Postrevolutionary Mexico, 1926-1940,” to be presented at the Latin American Studies Association International Congress, Boston MA, May 24, 2019.
(2019): “The Mexican Revolution’s Wake: The Making of a Political System, 1920-1929.” Talk to be given at the Katz Center for Mexican Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago IL, May 14, 2019.
2019: “Reasonable and Unreasonable Fears: The Central American Migrant Exodus in Historical Perspective.” Address given at the UVM Phi Alpha Theta ceremony, Alpha Alpha Psi Chapter, Burlington VT, April 15, 2019.
2019: “Credible Fear: A Panel Discussion on Work with Asylum Seekers in Dilley, Texas.” Invited presentation at the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs, Brown University, Providence RI, January 25, 2019.
2019: “Out of the Shadows: Mexico’s Reckoning with State-led Violence in the Recent Past, 1927-40.” presented at the Conference on Latin American History, Chicago IL, January 3-6, 2019.
2018: “An Iron Fist in a Red Glove: Socialism and Authoritarianism in Postrevolutionary Mexico.” Presented at the conference of the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Montreal, May 17, 2018.
2018: “A Nation of Parties.” Invited book presentation/student meeting, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH, February 16, 2018.
2017: “Political Violence and State Consolidation in Postrevolutionary Mexico, 1927-40.” Presented at the Social Science History Association Conference, Montreal, November 3, 2017.
2017: Discussant: “Images in Mexico and Abroad of Plutarco Elias Calles.” Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, April 5-7, 2017.
2014: Discussant: “Party Formation in Latin America: Opposition, Mass, and Authoritarian Parties in Comparative and Historical Perspective.” Social Science History Association Conference, Toronto, November 7, 2014.
2014: “Los significados de la reinvestigación oficial de la matanza de Huitzilac, 1935-1939.” Presented at the XIV Reunión Internacional de Historiadores de México, Chicago, September 19, 2014.
2013: “A Surfeit of Heroes: Political Violence and the Foundations of the Modern Mexican Political System, 1920-1929.” Presented at the Latin American Studies Association International Congress, Washington DC, May 30, 2013.
2012: “Traitors, Dreamers and Statesmen: Military Rebellions and the Shaping of the Post-Revolutionary Mexican State, 1920-1929,” Talk given at Northwestern University, Buffett Center Faculty and Fellows Colloquium, April 27, 2012.
2012: “Before There was One: Early Post-revolutionary Political Parties in Mexico, 1920-1929,” presented at the annual meeting of the Conference on Latin American History, Chicago, January 6, 2012.
2011: “A Brief History of Mexico and Thoughts on Teaching Modern Mexican History.” Invited lecture at the social science department retreat of Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago, Evanston IL, November 18, 2011.
2011: “Which Mexican Revolution Was Institutionalized? A Reexamination of the Origins of Mexico’s Party of the State,” presented at Northwestern University, Latin American Graduate Students Group, November 4, 2011.
2010 : “Peace by Institutions: The Rise of Political Parties and the Making of the Modern Mexican State, 1920-1928,” Northwestern University, Latin American Studies Center Colloquium, November 4, 2010
2009: “Callismo in Chiapas, 1920-1927: Mexico’s Forgotten Revolution,” presented at the Latin American Studies Association International Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 12, 2009.
2009: “The Disappearance and Reappearance of Powers: Federal Responses to the Chiapas Electoral Crisis of 1924-5,” presented at the Latin American History Workshop, University of Chicago, February 19, 2009.
2008: “Los Significados Regionales y Nacionales de la Vida y Muerte del General Carlos A. Vidal, 1915-1927,” presented at the annual Encuentro Pueblos y Fronteras of PROIMMSE-IIA-UNAM, San Cristóbal de LC, Chiapas, Mexico, June 13, 2008.
2008: “Chiapas’ Forgotten Revolutionary: The Early Career of General Carlos A. Vidal, 1913-1920,” Presented at the Latin American History Workshop, University of Chicago, May 22, 2008.
2008: “State Level Women’s Suffrage Measures in Southeastern Mexico, 1920-1925,” presented at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 4, 2008.
2007: “‘Para Embellecer la Revolución’: Los Orígenes y los Significados del Sufragio Femenil en Chiapas, 1920-1927,” presented at PROIMMSE-IIA-UNAM, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, May 7, 2007.
2007: “Callismo and the Radicalism of Southeastern Mexico, 1920-1929,” presented at the Fulbright/COMEXUS 2007 Midyear Conference, Mexico City, March 2, 2007.
2006: “Callismo and the Radicalism of Southeastern Mexico, 1920-1929,” presented at the Mellon Foundation Latin American History Conference, Yale University, New Haven, CT, April 27, 2006.
2006: “‘Beautifying the Revolution’: The Origins and the Significance of Women’s Suffrage in Chiapas, Mexico, 1920-27, ”presented at the Latin American Studies Master’s Student Conference, University of Chicago, February 11, 2006.
2002-2003 The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, Boston, MA
Organizational Outreach Coordinator and Office Manager
2000-2002 Harvard University, Center for European Studies, Cambridge, MA
Assistant to the Librarian & Staff Assistant
American Historical Association (AHA)
Conference on Latin American History (CLAH)
Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
Social Science History Association (SSHA)
Spanish (fluent: reading, writing, speaking)