Ben Fallaw received his PhD in Latin American history from the University of Chicago in December of 1995. His first book, Cardenas Compromised, will be out with Duke Press in September 2001. Mr. Fallaw offers classes in Latin American History; Latin American Studies; the History of the Maya; Caudillos and Populism in Modern Latin America and Spain; Law, Society and Rebellion in Mexico; and Women, Gender and Family in Latin America. He enjoys teaching Latin American Studies as opposed to just history because it allows him to bring his interests in anthropology and indigenous cultures, film, and literature into the classroom. He has lived in Mexico City and Merida while on a Fulbright fellowship, and looks forward to working with Colby students interested in studying and researching in Latin America. Here are the sylabii for the classes that he is teaching (LA 171, LA 298). Here is a recent article which he wrote entitled A Country Unlike Any Other: The History of Yucatán and Regional History in Mexico.To see his C.V., some examples of his research, and class sylabii, see his history department page.

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