Christopher Boyer
Associate Professor
History Department



Christopher Boyer is Associate Professor of History and Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he gives classes in Mexican history, environmental history, and Latin American Studies. His first book, Becoming Campesinos: Politics, Identity, and Agrarian Struggle in Postrevolutionary Michoacan (Stanford University Press, 2003), explains how the Mexican land reform influenced peasant culture in the 1920s and 1930s. His articles have appeared in the Latin American Historical Review, Historia Mexicana, the American Historical Review, and edited volumes released in Mexico and the U.S. He is now working on a social and environmental history of rural communities,scientists, and timber interests in the forests of central and northern Mexico between 1880 and the present.