Dr. Christopher Boyer

University of Illinois – Chicago

Professor of History and Latin American and Latino Studies

Chair, Department of History

131103Boyer_Chris_3.jpgDr. Boyer is Professor of History and Latin American and Latino Studies, and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He teaches courses on social and environmental history of Modern Mexico and Latin America more generally. He has published widely in English and Spanish.

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.