Christopher Boyer


I am professor and Chair of History and professor of Latin American & Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

I teach courses on modern Mexican history, environmental history, and Latin American and Latino Studies. I also teach graduate students at the MA and Ph.D. levels, particularly those interested in social and/or environmental history of modern Mexico. My new book, Political Landscapes: Forests, Conservation, and Community in Mexico will be published in March. It builds on my previous work that deals with peasant identity during the land reform in Michoacán, Mexico, in the 1920s and 1930s, and a more recent edited volume explores Mexican environmental history.

Contact Me


phone: 708-269-4133

Department of History - MC 198

601 S. Morgan St., Suite 913

Chicago, IL 60607-7109


Office Hours, Fall 2014

Tues. & Thurs., 10:30-11:30

    or by appointment

901 University Hall