Dr. Christopher Boyer
University of Illinois – Chicago
Professor of History and Latin American and Latino Studies
Chair, Department of History
His most recent book, Political Landscapes: Forests, Conservation, and Community in Mexico (Duke University Press) investigates social history of forest management in between 1880 and 2000, with special emphasis on the experiences of Chihuahua and Michoacán.
He has previously published and edited a volume of environmental histories of modern Mexico as well as a monograph that investigates how Mexico’s post-revolutionary land reform influenced campesino political culture in the state of Michoacán during the 1920s and 1930s.
He has held Fulbright and NEH fellowships, as well as an Academy Fellowship from Harvard University. He co-edits a University of Arizona Press book series on Latin American environmental history.