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Mexican Studies Group

Posted by on Thursday, April 4, 2013 in Newsletter, Spring 2013 Newsletter.

MSG is co-sponsored by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities and the Center for Latin American Studies. In its third year, this group brings together faculty and graduate students from history, political science, literature, sociology, art, anthropology, music, pedagogy, and Latin American studies.

On January 28, Lance Ingwersen (Ph.D. student in history) gave a brown bag lunch talk on “Associative Life, Urban Citizenship, and Democratic Practice in the Mexican Capital, 1867–1920.”

On Monday, February 25, Chris Boyer (associate professor of history and Latin American and Latino studies, University of Illinois at Chicago), will visit Vanderbilt. Professor Boyer’s scholarship is located at the crossroads of the social and environmental history of modern Mexico. His brown bag lunch talk is entitled “Land, Water, and Forests: The Environment and Mexican History.” Professor Boyer will also give a public lecture at 4:10 p.m. on “Political Landscapes: Forests and Social Contention in Twentieth-Century Mexico.”