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Alan Knight

Alan KnightAlan Knight (PhD, University of Oxford) is a renowned historian of Latin America who is professor of history and fellow of St. Antony’s College at the University of Oxford.  Previously, he was director of Oxford’s Latin American Centre and has taught at the University of Essex and the University of Texas at Austin. His wide-ranging research encompasses the comparative study of Latin America—including themes of revolution, populism, peasant movements, and democracy—and focuses in particular on modern Mexico.

Knight is the author of The Mexican Revolution (2 vols., Cambridge University Press, 1986); US–Mexican Relations, 1910–40 (Center for US-Mexican Studies, 1987) and two volumes of a three-volume general history of Mexico: Mexico: From the Beginning to the Conquest and Mexico: The Colonial Era (Cambridge University Press, 2002). He is completing the third volume of the series, “Mexico Since Independence,” and researching a sociopolitical study of Mexico in the 1930s.




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