I am working on a book-length study of the diaries of Luciano Gallardo, twelve volumes in which he recorded every moment in his courtship of Carlota Gil in the 1860s in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Examines themes in the last five hundred years of Mexican history, with an emphasis on the critical reading of primary sources and the use of a variety of texts that may include letters, diaries, paintings, photographs, novels, and movies.
In 2016W, the topic for HIST 450A, 101 is The Beautiful Game: A Soccer History of Latin America. Examines the relationship between soccer and national imagining, the role of soccer in constituting various identities, the powerful emotins and stories that soccer generates, and the sport\'s role in responding to and initiating changes in Latin America.
This course deals with the relationship between culture and class formation from the late colonial period to the present.
Topics in Cultural History: The Social Life of Texts: Ego-documents, Life Writing and Intimate Publics
Gabriela Aceves-Sepúlveda, PhD (2014)
"'Mujeres que se visualizan:' (En)gendering Archives and Regimes of Media and Visuality in post-1968 Mexico"
Winner: The John Bullen Prize (2015), Outstanding Ph.D. thesis on a historical topic submitted in a Canadian university
Ruth Mandujano-López, PhD (2012)
"Transpacific Mexico: Encounters with China and Japan in the Age of Steam (1867-1914?)
Winner: CALACS (Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies) Outstanding Dissertation Award (2013)