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Mexico Working Group

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Spring 2017 Events

  • Thursday, February 2, 2017 (Hesburgh Center C103; 4:30pm) Workshop: Ty West (Assistant Professor, St. Mary’s College)  “Translation and Travel in Nineteenth Century Mexico.”

  •  Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (C-103 Hesburgh Center, 12:00 noon) Workshop: Óscar F. Gil-García (Assistant Professor, Binghamton University), “Indigenous and Refugees: Pageantry, International Migration, and the Reconstruction of Mayan Cosmology in Chiapas, Mexico.”

  • Jean MeyerTuesday, April 18, 2017 (C-100 Hesburgh Center Auditorium, 5:00pm)
    LectureJean Meyer, Distinguished Research Professor, CIDE
    “The Cristiada: Religion, War and Violence in Mexico, 1926-1938”
    Join us for an exciting lecture on religion, war, and violence in Mexico by one of Mexico’s most prominent historians and intellectuals. Jean Meyer is the author of dozens of influential articles and books on the “Cristero Rebellion,” during which thousands of Mexican Catholics picked up arms against the revolutionary state and lost their lives in the name of “religious liberty.” This event is co-organized with the Latin American History Working Group (LAHWG).     
    Complementing the lecture, “The Last Cristeros” (directed by Matías Meyer, 2011) will be available for streaming. To watch the film, contact Prof. Jaime Pensado at

Fall 2016 Events

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If you would like additional information about the working group, or if you would like to participate in one of our events, please contact Jaime Pensado, Vania Smith-Oka, or Carla Villanueva




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