Walker, Louise


Louise Walker

PhD 2008, Yale University

MPhil 2005, Yale University

MA  2003, Yale University

BA 2000, McGill University

Louise Walker is an Assistant Professor of History.
Courses Taught:
  • Modern Mexico
  • 1492: Conquest and Encounter in the New World
  • Histories of Capitalism
  • Strike! Resistance and Exploitation in Latin America
  • Natural Disasters in Latin America
Recent Publications:
  • “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.
  • Latin America's Middle Class: Classic Questions and New Perspectives.  Co-edited with David Parker.  Book manuscript, under contract.
  • The End of the Miracle: Mexico’s Middle Classes after 1968.  Book manuscript, work in progress
Office Hours:
By appointment.
Phone Number/Extension:
212-229-5100 x3023


Research Interests:
  • Modern Latin American history, especially post-Revolutionary Mexican history
  • Cultural history of economics
  • Middle classes
  • Liberation theology
  • Interest rates

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