Jaime PensadoJaime M. Pensado

Carl E. Koch Associate Professor of History
(PhD, University of Chicago, 2008)
469 Decio Hall
email: jpensado@nd.edu

Geographic focus: Mexico; Latin America.

Thematic interests
: Modern Mexican history; student movements; youth culture; Latin American Revolutions; the Cold War.

Current research: My second book project takes up a set of research questions that have not been addressed in the historiography of modern Mexico, but which will complicate our understanding of the turbulent, combative, and at a times contradictory character of the Cold War era: how did conservative and progressive sectors of the Catholic Church—particularly those invested in education, student politics, and entertainment—respond to the contentious environment that emerged inside Mexico's most important universities during the postwar era? How did young Catholic students respond to the rise of leftist militancy that came to characterize their schools in the wake of the Cuban Revolution?

Selected publications: