Louise Walker

Associate Professor of History
education Ph. D., History
Yale University
Mailing address 213ME
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Louise E. Walker is an associate professor of history. Her research focuses on modern Mexico and Latin America. Her first book Waking from the Dream: Mexico’s Middle Classes after 1968 (forthcoming with Stanford University Press) tells the story of neo-liberalism and democracy in Mexico. She is also co-editor of a forthcoming collection of essays on Latin America’s Middle Class. Her current research interests include Mexico’s recently declassified secret police archives and the history of conspiracy theories. She teaches courses on colonial and modern Latin American history, social movements, natural disasters, and the history of capitalism.

Selected Publications

Waking from the Dream: Mexico’s Middle Classes after 1968. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013 http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?id=21531.

Editor, with David S. Parker. Latin America’s Middle Class: Unsettled Questions and New Histories. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2013 https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780739168486.

Editor, with Tanalís Padilla. “Spy Reports: Content, Methodology and Historiography in Mexico’s recently-opened Secret Police Archives.” Special dossier of Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, forthcoming July 2013.

“Economic Fault Lines and Middle-Class Fears: Tlatelolco, Mexico City, 1985,” in Aftershocks: Earthquakes and Popular Politics in Latin America, edited by Jürgen Buchenau and Lyman Johnson, University of New Mexico Press, 2009.