My research focuses on the intersection of anticolonial politics and development in the second half of the twentieth century.
My book, Oaxaca Resurgent: Indigeneity, Development, and Inequality in Twentieth-Century Mexico, forthcoming from Stanford University Press (August 2021), uses the experience of the southern Mexican state as a case study to examine the contested history of indigenous development in the Americas.
Peer-Reviewed Articles and Chapters
“Mexico’s Turn Toward the Third World: Rural Development under President Luis Echeverría,” in México Beyond 1968: Revolutionaries, Radicals, and Repression During the Global Sixties and Subversive Seventies, ed. Jaime M. Pensado and Enrique C. Ochoa (Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona Press, 2018), 113-133.
“State Projects and Indigenous Mobilization in Late Twentieth Century Mexico,” A Review of María L.O. Muñoz. Stand Up and Fight: Participatory Indigenismo, Populism, and Mobilization in Mexico, 1970-1984. Estudos Ibero-Americanos Vol. 43, No. 1 (January-April 2017): 139-141.
Review of Elsie Rockwell. Hacer Escuela, Hacer Estado: La educación posrevolucionaria vista desde Tlaxcala and Andrae M. Marak. From Many, One: Indians, Peasants, Borders, and Education in Callista Mexico, 1924-1935, Paedagogica Historica Vol. 47, No. 3 (June 2011): 449-453.
My research has been funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and American Council of Learned Societies, the Inter-American Foundation, the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Smithsonian Institution.