LAC History Seminar Series: Animals, Disease, and the Making of Modern Mexico

Convener: Eduardo Posada-Carbó, University of Oxford

Speaker: Thomas Rath, UCL


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Thom Rath is Associate Professor of Latin American history at UCL, and specializes in the political, social and environmental history of modern Mexico. He received his PhD in history from Columbia University, and an MPhil in Latin American Studies from the LAC, Oxford. This talk is based on his most recent publication, The Dread Plague and the Cowkillers: The Politics of Animal Disease in Mexico and the World (Cambridge University Press, 2022).