“An Incomplete Picture: The Environmental Impossibility of an Agricultural Survey of Mexico,” delivered at the American Society for Environmental History conference (Columbus, OH), April 11, 2019.
“Community Accountability: Municipal Courts and Micro-lending in 19th Century Mexico,” delivered at “The Transmission of Financial Knowledge in Historical Perspective” conference, (German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C.), March 8-9, 2019.
“La diversidad de unidades agrícolas mexicanas en 1899,” delivered at the XV Reunión Internacional de Historiadores de México (Guadalajara, Mexico), September 2018.
Tableau data visualizations for the presentation are available here
“Community Accountability: Municipal Courts and Micro-lending in 19th Century Mexico,” delivered at the World Economic History Congress (Boston), August 2018.
“Creating Nueva Alemania: The Erasure of Ladino and Indigenous Planters in Southern Mexico,” delivered at the Latin American Studies Association Annual Conference (Barcelona, Spain), May 2018.
“Breaking Codes: Local Enactment of Civil and Commercial Codes in Mexico,” delivered at the American Historical Association annual conference (Washington, D.C.), January 6, 2018.
“Decoupled Development: Infrastructure and Latin America’s Export Boom beyond Railroads and the State,” delivered at the Social Science History Association annual conference (Montreal), November 1, 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.
"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.
“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.