LAC History Seminar Series: The Life and times of Porfirio Díaz

Convener: Eduardo Posada-Carbó, University of Oxford

Speaker: Carlos Tello Díaz, UNAM, Mexico, and LAC


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Carlos Tello Díaz is a writer and a professor at Mexico’s National University (UNAM). He did his B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford (Balliol College) and his Ph.D. in History at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. His main research interest is Mexican political and cultural history from 1850. He has been a fellow at the universities of Cambridge, Harvard and the Sorbonne, and is now an academic visitor at the Latin American Centre. He is the author of several books, among which El exilio, La rebelión de las Cañadas and 2 de julio, and he is currently writing a three-volume biography of general Porfirio Díaz, perhaps the single most important character in the history of Mexico.