LAC History Seminar Series: Unrevolutionary Mexico. The Birth of a Strange Dictatorship

Convener: Eduardo Posada-Carbó, University of Oxford

Speaker: Paul Gillingham, Northwestern University


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Paul Gillingham is Professor of Latin American History at Northwestern University, specializing in the political and social history of modern Mexico. His most recent work is Unrevolutionary Mexico: The Birth of a Strange Dictatorship, published in 2021. He has also co-edited Dictablanda: Politics, Work, and Culture in Mexico, 1938-1968, Journalism, Satire and Censorship in Modern Mexico, and the Violence in Latin American History series at the University of California Press. He is currently writing a history of Mexico since 1511 and directing the Mexican Intelligence Digital Archives, a crowd-sourced, public access repository for documents from the Mexican security services, whose records have come under renewed censorship.