Tertulia at the Latin American History Seminar - Matters of Justice: Pueblos, the Judiciary, and Agrarian Reform in Revolutionary Mexico
Helga Baitenmann is an associate fellow of the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology at the New School for Social Research. She is the co-editor of Decoding Gender: Law and Practice in Contemporary Mexico, and she has written extensively on agrarian and justice issues for, among other journals, Historia Mexicana and the Journal of Latin American Studies. After publishing Matters of Justice: Pueblos, the Judiciary, and Agrarian Reform in Revolutionary Mexico, she is now pursuing two lines of research; land disentailment in nineteenth-century Michoacán, with a particular focus on gender and intersectionality, and a gendered study of the Zapatista revolutionary movement.

Timo Schaefer is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Contemporary History and Public Policy of Mexico in the Latin American Centre and the History Faculty at the University of Oxford. His first book, Liberalism as Utopia: The Rise and Fall of Legal Rule in Post-Colonial Mexico, 1820-1900 (Cambridge University Press, 2017), Liberalism as Utopia won the 2018 Social Science Best-Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association Mexico Section, and was awarded an honourable mention in the 2018 Best-Book Competition from the Latin American Studies Association Nineteenth-Century Section. Schaefer is currently working on an oral-history project on the culture of political militancy in Mexico during the second half of the twentieth century as well as on a panoramic exploration of the history of the Latin American utopian imagination. Schaefer’s article “Growing Up Indio during the Mexican Miracle: Childhood, Race, and the Politics of Memory” is forthcoming with the Journal of Latin American Studies.
Date: 2 December 2021, 17:00 (Thursday, 8th week, Michaelmas 2021)
Venue: Online via Zoom
Speakers: Helga Baitenmann (University of London), Timo Schaefer (LAC and History Faculty)
Organising department: Latin American Centre
Part of: Latin American Centre Seminars and Events
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkcuuqrz0pE9wJzkukxy51YyRQkcpZm2Cw
Audience: Members of the University only
Editors: Laura Spence, Belinda Clark