LAC History Seminar Series:Economic and Ecological Violence in 20th century Mexico, a joint seminar with CIDE in Mexico


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Oxford Latin American History Seminar

Joint seminar with the Drug Policy Program, Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE)

Oilseeds & Slippery Slopes: economic and ecological violence in Sinaloa and Guerrero, 1930-1970

Jayson Maurice Porter, Northwestern University
Discussant, Andrew Paxman, CIDE


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Jayson Maurice Porter is a PhD candidate of Mexican environmental history who also teaches about tropical histories of science and technology studies, material culture, and black geographies. His dissertation research focuses on pesticide-based eradication campaigns—against people, plants, and people—in the Mexican states of Guerrero and Sinaloa. His dissertation will analyze pesticide use across military, public health, and agricultural campaigns from 1920 to 1980 to better understand how ecological, political, and social violence intertwined in two of Mexico’s most violent states.