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Christy Thornton Curriculum Vitae

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Education

2015 Ph.D, New York University, Department of History
2003 Master of International Affairs, Columbia University
Concentration in Economic and Political Development
2002 BA, Barnard College, Department of Political Science
Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Professional Appointments

2018- Assistant Professor of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University
2017-2018 WIGH Fellow, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations, Harvard University
2017-2018 Assistant Research Professor of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University
2015-2017 Assistant Professor of History and International Studies, Rowan University
Select Publications

Manuscript
Revolution in Development: Mexico and the Governance of the Global Economy (in progress). Under contract with the University of California Press.
Articles (Refereed)
2018 “A Mexican International Economic Order? Tracing the Hidden Roots of the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States,” Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development (accepted November 2016).
Chapters (Refereed)
2017    “Voice and Vote for the Weaker Nations: Mexico’s Bretton Woods,” in Bretton Woods: Global Perspectives on the Conference and the Post-War World Order, G. Scott-Smith and J. Simon Rofe, eds. (New York: Palgrave).
Review Essays
Forthcoming, “Responding to a Revolution: The ‘Mexican Question’ in the United States,” A Companion to U.S. Foreign Policy, Colonial Era to the Present, Chris Dietrich, ed. (Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell).
2016     Review of Alan McPherson and Yannick Wehrli, Beyond Geopolitics: New Histories of Latin America at the League of Nations (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2015), H-Diplo, May 2016.
Edited Volumes
2009    Co-editor, Real World Latin America: A Contemporary Economics and Social Policy Reader. Boston: Dollars & Sense.
2005    Co-editor, The Development Imperative: Toward a People-Centered Approach. New York: Social Science Research Council.
Fellowships and Awards

2017 Mellon Fellowship in Comparative Revolutions, Brandeis University (declined)
2017 Rowan University Frances R. Lax Award for Faculty Development
2015 Conference on Latin American History (CLAH) Lewis Hanke Post-Doctoral Award
2014 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)/Mellon Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellowship
2014 Mellon Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellowship, NYU GSAS (declined)
2013 Harvard Center for History and Economics / Institute for New Economic Thinking History Project Research Grant
2013 New York University Department of History Dissertation Research Grant
2012 Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship
2012 New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Pre-doctoral Research Grant
2012  Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Samuel Flagg Bemis Dissertation Research Grant
2011 Mellon Foundation Pre-Dissertation Research Grant
2010 Barnard College Alumnae Association Fellowship
2009 McCracken Fellowship, New York University
2002 Phi Beta Kappa
2001 Harry S. Truman Scholarship
Invited Talks

2017 Johns Hopkins University, Department of Sociology: “Revolution in Development: Mexico and the Governance of the Global Economy.”
2017 The New School for Social Research, Janey Program in Latin American Studies: “Revolution in Development: Mexico and the Governance of the Global Economy.”
2015 University of California, Los Angeles, Center for Social Theory and Comparative History: “Mexico: Popular Resistance, the Narco-state and the U.S.”
2014 Baruch College, CUNY, Department of History: “A New Legal and Philosophic Conception of Credit:” The International Impact of Mexico’s Vision of Debt, Finance and Development in the 1930s.”
Select Conference Presentations

2018 The United States and Global Capitalism in the Twentieth Century Conference, Fordham University, New York, NY: “‘Give Them a Share’: The Latin American Origins of Development in the United States.”
2018 American Historical Association (AHA) Annual Meeting/Conference on Latin American History, Washington, DC: Roundtable Presentation: “Economic Sovereignty and the Decolonization Divide.”
2017 Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA: Roundtable presentation, “Economic Sovereignty, the Third World, and U.S. Foreign Relations.”
2017 American Historical Association (AHA) Annual Meeting/Conference on Latin American History, Denver, CO: “‘Taking Seriously the Needs and Wishes of the Debtor Countries’: Mexican Interwar Advocacy for International Development.”
2016 Histories of Capitalism 2.0, Cornell University History of Capitalism Initiative Conference, Ithaca, NY: “‘Mexico has the Theories’: Debt, Finance, and Development in the 1930s.”
2016 Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA: “A Mexican New International Economic Order?”
2016 Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Annual Meeting, New York, NY: “Mexico’s Influence on New Deal Conceptions of Debt, Credit and Development.”
2016 Seminario Internacional: América Latina y el Internacionalismo Ginebrino de Entreguerras, Universidad Michoacana San Nicolas de Allende, Morelia, Mexico: “‘Voz y voto para los países débiles’: México en Bretton Woods.”
2015 Latin American Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico: Roundtable: Reevaluating Economic ‘Turning Points’ in 20th Century Latin America
2014 The UN and the Post-War Global Order: Bretton Woods in Perspective, Roosevelt Study Center Conference, Middelburg, Netherlands: “Mexico at Bretton Woods: Postwar Planning and the Influence of the United States’ Southern Neighbor.”
2014 Tepoztlán Institute for Transnational History of the Americas, Tepoztlán, Mexico: “Post-War Planning from the South: Mexico Comes to Bretton Woods.”
2014 Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Annual Conference: “‘A New Legal and Philosophic Conception of Credit’: Economic Development from the Inter-American Bank to Bretton Woods.”
2014 American (Inter)Dependencies: New Perspectives on Capitalism and Empire, 1898-1959, Conference at New York University: “Debt, Trade and Reciprocality: Competing Visions for the Hemispheric Economy at the 1933 Montevideo Conference.”
2014 American Historical Association Annual Meeting/Conference on Latin American History: “‘A New Legal and Philosophic Conception of Credit’: Mexico, the Inter-American Bank, and the Origins of Multilateral Development.”
2013 Latin American History Graduate Student Conference, New York University: “A Revolution Uninvited: Mexico, The Paris Peace Conference, and the Question of Sovereignty.”
2013 Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Annual Conference: “Sovereignty, Property Rights, and (Inter)Nationalism: Mexico Crashes Versailles.”
2012 Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Annual Conference: “Mexico comes to Bretton Woods: Multilateral Liberalism, Development, and Empire.”
2012 Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Annual Conference: “Mexico comes to Bretton Woods: Multilateral Liberalism, Development, and Empire.”
2011 Latin American History Graduate Student Conference, Yale University: “Before Bretton Woods: Building a Multilateral Financial Institution Between Two Financial Empires.”
Session Chair and Comment

2018 American Historical Association (AHA) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC: Comment for panel “Spain, Latin America, and the Trans-Atlantic Cold War.”
2017 Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders and Sexualities, Hofstra University: Chair for panel “Gender and Capitalist Development in Mexico, 1840-1980.”
2017 American Historical Association (AHA) Annual Meeting/Conference on Latin American History, Denver, CO: Comment for the panel “Transnational Perspectives on the Making of 20th Century Latin American Nationalisms.”
2016 Society of Historians for American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA: Chair and comment for panel “Economic History in Alliances and Empires”
Events Organized

2017 “Mexico on the World Economic Stage,” Panel at the American Historical Association (AHA) Annual Meeting/Conference on Latin American History, Denver, CO
2016 “A conversation with Noam Chomsky on the 30th Anniversary of the Managua Lectures,” Panel at the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Annual Meeting, New York, NY
2015 “Reevaluating Economic ‘Turning Points’ in 20th Century Latin America,” Panel at the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2014 “American (Inter)Dependencies: New Perspectives on Capitalism and Empire, 1898-1959,” Conference at New York University funded by NYU Humanities Initiative, co-organized with Joshua Frens-String and Augustine Sedgewick
2014 “Post-Depression Histories of Social Welfare in the Americas,” Panel at the Conference on Latin American History, American History Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC
2013 “Reciprocal Impact: Inter-American Capitalisms and U.S. Empire in the 20th Century,” Panel at the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Annual Conference, Arlington, VA
2012 “Inter-American System to World System: Some Economic Aspects of New Deal Diplomacy Reconsidered,” Panel at Latin American Studies Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, co-organized with Joshua Frens-String
2012 “The Mexican Revolution, the United States, and the World: South-North Political and Intellectual Transfers, 1925-1945,” Panel at the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Annual Conference, Hartford, CT
Teaching

Certificate in Teaching and Learning, Graduate School of Arts and Science, NYU

2017 Senior Seminars in History, International Studies
2016 Introduction to International Studies
2016 Modern Latin American History
2015 World History Since 1500: Trade, Commodities, and the History of Global Capitalism
2015 Colonial Latin American History
2013 Resistance, Rebellion and Revolution in Latin America
2012 Teaching Assistant: Cultures and Contexts: Brazil
2012 Graduate Assistant: Presidential Scholars Sophomore Research Seminar in Buenos Aires
Professional and University Service

2016– Manuscript reviewer: International Politics; Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development; Historical Materialism Series, Brill
2015– Advisory Board, International Studies Program, Rowan University
2015 Co-chair, Latin American Studies Association “Area Studies: Critical and Historical Analysis” Program Track
2015– Host, New Books in History and Latin American Studies Podcasts, New Books Network
2013 Member, NYU History Graduate Teaching Collaborative
2009– Member, Editorial Board, NACLA Report on the Americas
2009 Media Awards Committee, Latin American Studies Association
Other Professional Experience & Affiliations

Executive Director, North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA)
June 2005–September 2009, New York, NY
Program Coordinator, Program in Applied Economics/International Forum for Development, Social Science Research Council
June 2004–June 2005, New York, NY
Board of Directors, North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA)
Member, American Historical Association
Member, Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations
Member, Latin American Studies Association
Foreign Languages

Spanish (fluent, reading, writing, speaking)
Portuguese (proficient reading, writing, speaking)