“Mexico’s Middle Classes after 1968: History of Economic and Political Crisis”
Thursday October 31, 2013
4:00pm, Carson L02.
Professor Walker will speak about the fate of Mexico’s middle class after the 1968 political crisis brought about by the government’s massacre of students in October of that year. Walker’s approach combines the study of political economy with cultural studies. She thus paints a picture of the middle class that is both informed by statistics and popular culture.
Sponsored by: the History Department, LALACS, the Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Rockefeller Center.
Bio: Louise Walker is Assistant Professor of History at Northeastern University. She obtained her Ph.D. from Yale University in 2008 and is author of Waking from the Dream: Mexico’s Middle Class after 1968 (Stanford University Press, 2013) and co-editor of Latin America’s Middle Class: Unsettled Debates and New Histories (Roman and Littlefield, 2013). She also co-edited “Spy Reports: Content, Methodology, and Historiography in Mexico’s Secret Police Archive” a special issue of the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research (2013, vol. 19, no. 1).