Recent Presentations

2017

  • “From Desert to Development: Coffee and the Transformation of Mexico’s Eden,” delivered at the American Society of Environmental History annual conference (Chicago), April 1, 2017.

  • “From the Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Mexico,” David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, (Harvard University), February 28, 2017.

2016

  • "Small Time Credit Networks in Chiapas during the Export Boom,” History of Capitalism Conference (Cornell Univ.), September 30, 2016.
     
  • “Developing the Mexican Countryside: The Department of Fomento’s Social Project of Modernization,” Latin American Studies Association Annual Conference (New York), May 29, 2016.
  • "'Will You Take a Mule Instead?' Dealmaking, Delay, and Liberalism in 19th Century Mexico," Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies (Harvard University), March 29, 2016.

 

2015

  • “Rethinking the Porfirian Countryside: Export Agriculture and Rural Development in Chiapas,” Inaugural Cátedra Katz, Katz Center for Mexican Studies (University of Chicago), October 30, 2015.
  • “Marketing Mexico: Promoting National and Foreign Investment in Agriculture in the Late 19th Century,” paper delivered at “The Political Economy of Food: Grown Locally and Consumed Globally” (Harvard Business School, Boston, MA), June 12, 2015.
  • “National Rhetoric, Local Concerns: The Mexico-Guatemala Border as Seen from the Soconusco,” paper delivered for the Borderlands and Frontiers Studies Committee Meeting at the annual Conference on Latin American History (New York), January 3, 2015.

 

2014

  • “Dividiendo terrenos, consolidando propiedad: mercados en cambio en el Soconusco, Chiapas, 1890-1915," paper delivered at the XIV Reunión Internacional de Historiadores de México (Chicago, IL), September 20, 2014.
  • “Securing Labor, Freeing the Worker: The Debate over Debt Peonage in Porfirian Southern Mexico,” Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, (University of California, San Diego), April 16, 2014.
     
  • “Negotiations at the Border: Local Experiences of the Guatemala-Mexico Frontier in the Nineteenth Century,” paper delivered at the annual Conference on Latin American History (Washington, D.C.), January 3, 2014.

 

2013

  • “Investment or Immigration? Foreign Planters in Turn-of-the-Century Soconusco,” conference paper presented at the annual American Historical Association conference and Conference on Latin American History (New Orleans, LA), January 6, 2013.

 

2012

  • “Construyendo una economía cafetalera en el Soconusco, Chiapas: Los primeros pasos después de Tuxtepec,” Seminario Interinstitucional de Historía Económica, (Colegio de México, Mexico City), August 20, 2012.
  • “Consolidation from Within: Non-Chiapaneco Mexicans in the Soconusco,” paper delivered at the Latin American Studies Association Annual Congress, (San Francisco, CA), May 25, 2012.
  • “Connecting Chiapas: Coffee and the Expansion of Transportation Networks in Late 19th-Century Soconusco,” paper delivered at the annual Conference on Latin American History, (Chicago, IL), January 6, 2012.