Dr. Amilcar Challu, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Harvard University, 2007). On research leave for 2010/2011.
I keep my profile, news and thoughts about teaching and researching Latin American history in my blog: http://blogs.bgsu.edu/achallu
- Modern World History (152V)
- Colonial and Modern Latin America (309 and 310)
- Modern Mexico (411/511)
- Environmental History of Latin America (400)
- Famines and the Origins of the Modern World (480)
- Problems in Latin American History (680)
Most recent publications:
- Living Standards in Latin American History, edited by R. Salvatore, J. Coatsworth and A. Challú (DRCLAS-Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 2010)
- "'Their Bellies Must Be So Big'. Grain Hoarders and the Emergence of the Political Economy in Late Colonial Mexico," in Global Economies, Cultural Currencies of the Eighteenth Century, ed. by Michael Jonathan Rotenberg-Schwartz (AMS Press, forthcoming in Fall 2010).
- “La estatura en tiempos de Morelos (y mas allá),” in Legajos, Boletín del Archivo General de la Nación, 7a. época, n. 2 (October 2009): 37-56. http://www.agn.gob.mx/menuprincipal/cultural/.../pdf/legajos02_a.pdf
- "Agricultural Crisis and Biological Well-Being in Mexico, 1730-1835," Historia Agraria, no. 47 (April 2009): 21-44.
Ongoing research projects:
- The Political Economy of Hunger in Bourbon Mexico. Monograph in elaboration.
- Mexican Living Standards in Comparative Perspective (Mexico, Europe, West Africa, East Asia)
- Income Inequality in Mexico, 18th and 19th Centuries.
- Colonial Latin America
- Rural history
- Environmental history
- Inequality and Living Standards
- Moral and Political Economy
- Enlightenment and Liberalism
Recent M.A. theses written under my direction (available in ohiolink.edu):
- M. Caire, "Sin maíz, no hay país: Corn in Mexico under Neoliberalism, 1940-2008."
- E. Becker, "Competing Discourses during Argentina's Dirty War: The Junta, the Madres de Plaza de Mayo, and León Gieco."
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