Administration

Paul Gillingham

Paul Gillingham (D.Phil, Oxford, 2006), Program Director, is a historian of modern Mexico and Latin America. His first book, Cuauhtémoc's Bones: Forging National Identity in Mexico (University of New Mexico, 2011) examines nationalism through the story of the forged tomb of the last Aztec emperor. He is currently working on three projects: a history of political violence in post-revolutionary Mexico, a national history of Mexico and a co-edited volume on journalism and censorship.

Mark W. Hauser

Mark W. Hauser

Mark Hauser's (PhD, Syracuse University) research is primarily concerned with inequality in (historical) context through things typical overlooked and left out of the documentary record.  Specifically, I have focused on the ways in which enslaved and freed peoples of African descent created and transformed social and economic landscapes within the context of Caribbean plantation societies. At the center of all of my research I have centered social theory articulated in the Caribbean, (Fanon, Winters, Williams, Ortiz, Goveia, and Rodney) and have tried to show their relevance to the study of ancient societies and political constellations of the more recent past.

Bianca R. Jimenez

Bianca R. Jimenez

Bianca has been at the University since 2006 working with various area studies programs including Asian Studies, International Studies, and Latin American & Caribbean Studies. As Associate Director she oversees the administration of the IAS Weinberg programs and works with the faculty Directors to advise students, manage curricular development, and provide program management. Prior to joining Northwestern she worked for the Environmental and Conservation Program at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago where she worked closely with a local NGO in Peru, CIMA-Cordillera Azul to protect cultural diversity and land security, and to integrate improved quality of life into the management of Cordillera Azul National Park. She also worked with the interactive program expeditions@fieldmuseum™, which follows Field Museum scientists as they conduct groundbreaking scientific research around the world and communicate it to a wider audience through dispatches, interactives and photos.