Christopher Boyer is Associate Professor of History and Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he teaches classes on modern Mexican history, Latin American studies, and environmental history. His scholarship is located at the crossroads of the social and environmental history of Modern Mexico. He is currently finishing a book on the conflicts and alliances between forestry experts and indigenous communities in Mexican forests, which will be published by Duke University Press in 2014; he also release an edited volume of environmental histories of modern Mexico in the fall of 2012. He has published widely in the United States and Mexico. He also edits a book series on Latin American environmental history for the University of Arizona Press. His current interests include the environment, the Green Revolution and the Americanization of foodways in Mexico.