journal of latin american studies

Former Visiting Fellow Gema Santamaría authored a new article in the Journal of Latin American Studies about the historical and deeper socio-political undercurrents of lynching in post-revolutionary Puebla, Mexico.  Santamaría asserts that this form of violence expressed communities' perceptions of the state as intrusive and illegitimate, while imitating the brutality of violence perpetrated by public officials at the local level.