Presidential Research Professor Emeritis
Fields of Study: Latin America, Agrarian Societies, Borderlands/Frontier, Economic and Business, Labor, Memory and Commemoration, Nationalism and Identity, Race and Ethnicity, Social Movements
Education: Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1978
Current Research: I am writing a book on expressions of national identity and historical memory as displayed in celebrations of independence in Mexico, Peru and Argentina. I am also writing a second edition of my book, The Mexican Revolution, 1910-1940 (New Mexico, 2002).
Teaching Interests: I teach modern Mexican history and modern Latin American revolutions as well as seminars on aspects of the social, cultural, and political history of Latin America, sometimes in a comparative context with other areas of the world.
Director, Center for Latino and Latin American Studies