LAC Main Seminar Series: An Injection of Fury: The Childhood Memories of an Indigenous Militant in Late-Twentieth Century Mexico

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The deadline to register is 4 May at 12 noon


Convener: Professor Eduardo Posada-Carbó

Speaker: Timo Schaefer, LAC and History Faculty, Oxford

tt21 week 2 main seminar

Timo Schaefer is postdoctoral fellow in the contemporary history and public policy of Mexico at the University of Oxford. Schaefer’s first book, Liberalism as Utopia: The Rise and Fall of Legal Rule in Post-Colonial Mexico, 1820-1900 (Cambridge University Press, 2017), described the formation of a fractured geography of legal rule in post-colonial Mexico, paying special attention to the legal culture of estate (hacienda) settlements, towns, and indigenous towns. Liberalism as Utopia won the 2018 Social Science Best-Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association Mexico Section, and the 2018 Best-Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association Nineteenth-Century Section (Honorable Mention). Schaefer is currently working on an oral-history project on the culture of political militancy in Mexico during the second half of the twentieth century, as well as on a panoramic history of the Latin American utopian imagination