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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 (Stanford University Press, 2013) tells the story of neo-liberalism and democracy in Mexico. She is co-editor of Latin America’s Middle Class: Unsettled Debates and New Histories (Lexington Books, 2013). She has also co-edited a special journal dossier on Mexico’s recently declassified secret police archives “Spy Reports: Content, Methodology, and Historiography in Mexico’s Secret Police Archive.” Her current research interests include the history of bankruptcy, 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.