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Louise E. Walker is Assistant 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.