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Academic Appointments :
Assistant Professor of History
and Latin American & Latino Studies
- Associate Professor, Departments of History and Latin American & Latino Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago , 2003-present
- Assistant Professor, Departments of History and Latin American & Latino Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago , 2001-2003 .
- Assistant Professor, Department of History, Kansas State University, 1997-2001.
- Becoming Campesinos: Politics, Identity, and Agrarian Struggle in Postrevolutionary Michoacán, 1920-1935. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003.
- Under Contract
- Many Americas : A History of Modern Latin America , with Documents . Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's Press. Projected for publication in 2009.
- Recent Articles and Book Chapters
- “Who Killed Roberto González? Murder, Radicalism, and Catholic Nationalism in Postrevolutionary Michoacán.” In Causes Celebres: Crime and the Political in Modern Mexico , edited by Robert Buffington and Pablo Picatto. University of New Mexico Press, Forthcoming.
- "Revolución y paternalismo ecológico: Miguel Ángel de Quevedo y la política forestal, 1926-1940. ” (“Revolution and Ecological Paternalism: Miguel Angel de Quevedo and Mexican Forest Policy, 1926-1940”) Historia Mexicana , May, 2007.
- "Naranja Revisited: Agrarian Caciques and the Making of Campesino Identity in Postrevolutionary Michoacán.” In Caciquismo in Twentieth-Century Mexico , edited by Alan Knight and Wil Pansters, pp. 71-93. London : Institute for the Study of the Americas , 2005.
- "Contested Terrain: Forestry Regimes and Community Responses in Northeastern Michoacán, 1940-2000 ” In The Community-Managed Forests of Mexico: The Struggle for Equity and Sustainability , edited by David Barton Bray, Leticia Merino-Pérez, and Deborah Barry, pp. 27-48. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2005.
- "La revolución inventada. Salvador Sotelo y el papel del ‘intelectual local' en el Michoacán posrevolucionario.” (“The Invented Revolution: Salvador Sotelo and the Role of the ‘Local Intellectual' in Post-Revolutionary Michoacán.”) In Estudios Michoacanos IX , edited by Martín Sánchez Rodríguez and Cecilia A. Bautista, pp. 169-195. Zamora and Morelia: El Colegio de Michoacán/Instituto Michoacano de Cultura, 2001.
- "The Threads of Class at La Virgen: Misrepresentation and Identity at a Mexican Textile Mill, 1918-1935.” The American Historical Review , 105, no. 5 (December 2000), 1576-1598.
Recent Lectures and Conference Presentations : (an asterisk indicates the presentation was given at the invitation of the hosting institution)
Administrative & Professional Positions:
- Roundtable on Latin American Environmental History and Pedagogy, The Latin American Environmental History Workshop, Amherst College, Jan. 12-13, 2007*
- “Límites de bosques y de naciones: medio ambiente y migración en Michoacán y Chihuahua durante el siglo XX” (“At the limits of Forest and Nation: Environment and Migration in Michoacán and Chihuahua during the Twentieth Century”) Presented at the Conference of Mexican, Canadian, and United States Historians, Vancouver, BC, Oct 4-8, 2006.
- “Revolución y paternalismo ecológico: Miguel Angel de Quevedo y la política forestal, 1926-1940.” (Revolution and Ecological Paternalism: Miguel Angel de Quevedo and Forest Policy in Mexico, 1926-1940.) Presented at the Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia, Michoacán, March 6, 2006.*
- “The Science of Forested Landscapes in Post Revolutionary Mexico” Presented at the conference on Social Histories of Space in Latin America, The Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies, Yale University, October 22-23, 2005.
- “Contested Landscapes: Community Management in Mexican Woodlands, 1880-2005.” Invited lecture given at Colby College, April 5, 2005*; Bowdoin College, April 6, 2005* and Northern Illinois University, April 12, 2005.*
- “Reconsidering Peasant Militancy in Mexico: From Political Mobilization to Political Culture." Presented at the Harvard Academy Alumni Conference, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, March 10-12, 2005.
- “Landscape and Political Culture in Michoacán, 1880-2000.” Paper given at University of Chicago Latin American History Workshop, Oct. 14, 2004.*
- “Modernizing the Monte: Of Tree Tappers and Scientific Development in Postrevolutionary Michoacán.” Presented at the International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Oct. 7-9, 2004.
- “Latin American Cultural History: Detour, Wrong Way, or Turn in the Right Direction?” Presented at the 2004 Conference of The Historical Society, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, June 3-5, 2004.
- “¿Producción local o patrimonio nacional? Ciencia, política y reforma agraria en los bosques michoacnos (1920-1950). ” Presented at the XXV Coloquio de Antropología e Historia Regionales, El Colegio de Michoacán, Zamora, Michoacán, Oct. 23-26, 2003.*
- Secretary (President-Elect) Mexican Studies Committee of the Conference on Latin American History, 2007
- Director of Graduate Studies, UIC Department of History, 2003-2005
- Acting Director, UIC Program in La
- tin American and Latino Studies, Summer 2003
Director of Undergraduate Studies, UIC Department of Latin American and Latino Studies, 2002-2003
Editorial Boards of Professional Journals:
- National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers, 2005-2006 (FA-51614)
- Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, 1999-2001
- National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers, 1999-2000 (FA-35641; Declined)
- Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Fellowship, 1994-95
Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, Contributing Editor, 2004-2006