Christy Thornton

Christy Thornton

Christy Thornton

Biography:

Dr. Christy Thornton teaches courses in Latin American history, world history, and international studies. She holds a Master's in International Affairs from Columbia University, as well as a PhD in history from New York University. Her research focuses on the role of Mexico in framing global economic ideas and institutions, and has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, the History Project of Harvard University and the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and the American Council of Learned Societies, among others. Her current manuscript project, "Revolution in Development: The Mexican Revolution and the Origins of the Global Postwar Order," was awarded the 2015 Lewis Hanke Post-Doctoral Award from the Conference on Latin American History. 

In addition to her research and teaching, Dr. Thornton makes frequent mediaappearances and writes for popular publications such as the New York Times' "Room for Debate," Al Jazeera America, The Nation, and others. She is a board member and former director at the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), and she is also a host on the New Books Network, where she produces podcasts about new work in Latin American studies and history. 

Christy Thornton
Assistant Professor
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