Select Appearances & Public Scholarship

Media/Public Appearances

• “Christy Thornton on Revolutionary Mexico’s Plan to Transform the World Economy‬,” Long Reads podcast, April 03, 2021
• “Christy Thornton On Revolution In Development,” interview by Dustin Walcher, Historias podcast, March 30, 2021
• “A Global Americans interview with Dr. Christy Thornton, author of Revolution in Development,” Global Americans, March 25, 2021
• “Books by Barnard Authors,” Barnard Magazine, Winter 2021
• “Mexico and Global Financial Institutions,” interview by Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns, and Money podcast, February 22, 2021
• “Revolution in Development,” Progress in Political Economy, February 22, 2021
• “A Seat at the Table,” Johns Hopkins Magazine, Spring 2021
• “‘Revolution In Development’ Chronicles How Mexico Shaped The Global Economy,” Texas Standard, KUT Austin, February 11, 2021
• “Revolution in Development: Mexico and the Governance of the Global Economy,” interview by Rachel Grace Newman, New Books Network, February 11, 2021
• “Who Gets to Govern the Global Economy?,” UC Press Blog, February 9, 2021
• “How Mexico Reshaped the Global Economy,” interview by Jonah Walters, Jacobin, January 26, 2021
• “Panel on Shaped by the State: Toward a New Political History of the Twentieth Century,” with Brent Cebul, N.D.B. Connolly, and Stuart Schrader, CSPAN2, Book TV, April 23, 2019.
• “Faire tomber les grands patrons n’a rien changé,” La Presse, February 9, 2019  
• “Trial of El Chapo Highlights Failure of U.S. War on Drugs, But Will U.S. Ever Be Held to Account?,” Democracy Now, February 5, 2019.

 

• “Fleeing a hell the US helped create: why Central Americans journey north,” The Guardian, December 19, 2018
• “López Obrador’s Ambitious Progressive Agenda for Mexico,” Redeye, CFRO 100.5 FM, Vancouver, July 24, 2018
• “Assessing the Mexican Elections with Christy Thornton,” Arise!, WPFW 89.3 FM, Washington DC, July 13, 2018
• “AMLO’s victory in Mexico’s election with Christy Thornton,” Behind the News, KPFA 94.1 FM, Berkeley, July 13, 2018
• “AMLO Shatters Mexican Establishment,” The Dig Podcast, July 8, 2018
• “AMLO and the State of Mexico w/ Christy Thornton,” Majority Report Radio, July 5, 2018
• “Who is Mexico’s New President?“, Radio Times, WHYY Philadelphia, July 5, 2018
• “López Obrador Moves from Promises to Policy,” Marketplace PRI, July 3, 2018
• “Leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador Wins Mexican Presidential Election in Landslide Victory,” Democracy Now, July 2, 2018

 

• “Mexicans Head to the Polls,” Interview with CNN’s Camila Bernal (en Español aquí), June 28, 2018
• Ricky Ochoa-Kaup, “Challenging the status quo in Mexico,” The World Weekly, June 28, 2018.
• Emir Olivares Alonso, “Académicos e investigadores participarán como observadores electorales,” La Jornada, June 28, 2018
• Notimex, “Observarán académicos e investigadores las elecciones,” Periodico Correo, June 28, 2018
• “Current Events: What’s Happening in Mexico?,” A Correction Podcast, June 19, 2018
• “AMLO and Mexico’s July Elections with Christy Thornton,” Behind the News, KPFA 94.1 FM, Berkeley, May 10, 2018
• “US Academics and Civic Leaders Call on Congress to Ensure Neutrality and Support for Democratic Norms in Mexican Elections,” Common Dreams, May 05, 2018
• “The Mexican Elections with Christy Thornton,” Arise!,WPFW 89.3 FM, Washington DC, April 27, 2018
• “Discussing the Mexican Elections w/ Professor Christy Thornton” Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs, March 18, 2018
• “Is Mexico About to Elect a Leftist President? w/ Christy Thornton,” Majority Report Radio, March 14, 2018
• Arturo Sánchez Jiménez, “El autoritarismo, amenaza a un eventual cambio real en el gobierno: académicos,” La Jornada, Februrary 16, 2018
• Jorge Nuño Jiménez, “Nuevo Orden Económico Internacional: ¿La Carta o la Guerra? El Universal, November 21, 2017
• “Christy Thornton: Confronting the Neoliberal Narco-State in Mexico,” The Dig Podcast, August 8, 2017
• “Narco States & Neoliberalism w/ Christy Thornton,” Majority Report Radio, September 11, 2017
• “La antesala de una debacleSiempre, Mexico, July 29, 2017
• “Afirman en WP que PRI va en caída libre,” Reforma, Mexico, July 27, 2017
• “Afirman que PRI y Peña Nieto va en caída libre,” Zócalo, Mexico, July 27, 2017
• “Afirma Washington Post que PRI va en caída libre,” El Diario, Mexico, July 27, 2017
• “Peña Nieto y el PRI son tragados por un socavón de errores, opina académica en The Washington Post,” Mientras Tanto en México, July 27, 2017
• “Observadora internacional consideran que la elección en Edomex no fue auténtica,” Publimetro, Mexico, June 6, 2017
• “Denuncian violencia y compra de sufragios en Edomex,” Debate Mexico, June 7, 2017
• “Hay un creciente poder de la izquierda pero también medidas del PRI para reprimirlo con maquinaria electoral corrupta: Observadora internacional,” Revolución 3.0, Mexico, June 7, 2017
• “Video: Observadora Internacional De Harvard Califica Muy Mal Las Elecciones En Edomex,” Toluca Hoy, June 4, 2017
• “Se confirma uno de los operativos más grandes de compra de voto: #NiUnFraudeMás,” Aristegui Noticias, Mexico, June 4, 2017
• “Delitos electorales en el Estado de México,” Tribunal Noticias, Mexico, Interview, June 4, 2017
• “Sería muy difícil decir que mexiquenses han tenido una elección libre y autentica,” Sem Mexico, June 4, 2017
• Panel Discussion with Noam Chomsky and Greg Grandin, Latin American Studies Association Meeting, New York, May 28, 2016
• Left Forum Panel: “Mexico Since Ayotzinapa,” John Jay College, May 20, 2016
• Jesse Franzblau, “Hillary Clinton’s Dark Drug War Legacy in Mexico,” Foreign Policy in Focus, March 1, 2016
• Interview with Renata Keller, Mexico’s Cold War, New Books Network, February 7, 2015
• Interview with Michelle Chase, Revolution within the Revolution, New Books Network, February 2, 2016
• Interview with Suzanna Reiss, We Sell Drugs, New Books Network, September 14, 2015
• Interview with Alejandro Velasco, Barrio Rising, New Books Network, June 28, 2015
• Radio Show América Otherwise, WBAI New York 99.5 FM, June-September 2015
• Lecture, UCLA Center for Social Theory and Comparative History “Mexico: Popular Resistance, the Narco-state and the US,” with Daniel Hernández, June 1, 2015

 

• Kingsboro Community College Teach-in: “The Missing 43 and State Violence in Mexico,” May 11, 2015
• CUNY Graduate Center Teach-in: “Mexican Spring: Sowing Seeds of Resistance from Ayotzinapa to New York City,” with Felipe de la Cruz Sandoval, Carvana 43, March 18, 2015
• Interview with Jo-Marie Burt, “Justice in Guatemala Deferred, Again,” NACLA/WBAI, January 15, 2015
• Interview with Steve Fisher, “The Federal Police Not Only Knew, They Were There (Audio)” NACLA/WBAI, January 9, 2015
• Al-Jazeera America News Broadcast interview with Tony Harris: Mexico Protests & Reforms, December 12, 2014
• Interview with Jesse Franzblau, “Complicity and Cover-ups in Mexican Massacres,” NACLA/WBAI, December 30, 2014
• CLACS and Hemispheric Institute, NYU Teach-in: “When Governments Kill Their Students: México Now,” December 10, 2014 [1:16]

 

• Al-Jazeera America News Broadcast interview on Mexico Protests, November 24, 2014
• Brooklyn Commons Teach in: “Where Are the 43? The State & Mass Murder In Mexico,” November 1, 2014
• “Graduate-Student Union Organizers Hail NYU Deal as a Breakthrough,” Chronicle of Higher Education, March 11, 2015
• Ari Paul, “NYU Grad Students Say They’re Ready to Strike,” In These Times, December 2, 2014
• Ari Paul, “Making History at NYU: Graduate Workers Win Back their Union,” Clarion, January 2014
• Behind the News broadcast interview with Doug Henwood, KPFA, December 19, 2013
• Manhattan News Network broadcast interview, “Spotlight on NYU” with Heather Wokusch, October 14, 2013
• Left Forum Panel “Occupy Universities: Building a Student Movement in the Era of Occupy,” March 17, 2012
Christy Thornton: ‘El movimiento va más allá de la ocupación de los espacios públicos’, El Universo, December 25, 2011
• Amanda Fairbanks, “Occupy Wall Street: A Generation of 20-Somethings Airs Its Grievances, Its Frustrations,” Huffington Post, December 7, 2011
• Left Forum Panel “Obama’s Militarized Status Quo in Latin America” Pace University, New York, 2010
• Plenary Lecture, “Obama in Latin America,” Solidarity Conference, New York University, November 15, 2009
• Grit TV broadcast interview, “Obama: From Fair Trade to Free Trade?” June 23, 2009
• Teach-in, “Trade Policy: Food, Land and Agriculture in Latin America,” Berkeley, California, May 2, 2009
• Left Forum Panel, “Terror Incognita: Immigrants and the Homeland Security State,” New York, March 2009
• WNUR 89.3 Chicago broadcast interview on This is Hell, Saturday, March 28, 2009
• CUNY TV Independent Sources broadcast interview on Chávez and the End of Term Limits March 4, 2009
• CUNY TV Independent Sources broadcast interview on Obama: The International Response: Latin America December 17, 2008

Opinion & Analysis Pieces

• “Debt as Collective Strength,” with Phil Mader, Progressive International, April 13, 2021.
• “U.S.-IADB: A Last-Ditch Effort at Securing U.S. Hegemony?,” AULA Blog, September 30, 2020.
• “El Chapo and the Narco-Spectacle,” Jacobin, November 26, 2018.
• “What Can We Expect from AMLO’s Presidency?,” Pluto Blog, October 23, 2018.
• “NACLA in the 21st Century,” NACLA Report, October 18, 2018.
• “Chasing the Murderers of Ayotzinapa’s Forty-Three,” Jacobin (co-published with NACLA), September 17, 2018.
• “López Obrador and the Fight Ahead,” Verso Books (co-published with NACLA), July 3, 2018.
• “In Mexico, Solidarity Versus the State,” NACLA, September 23, 2017
• “Mexico’s Ruling Party is in Free Fall,” Washington Post, July 27, 2017
• “An Empire Upside Down,” Dollars & Sense (cover story), July/August 2017
• “Estado de México: Grietas en la fortaleza,”Aristegui Noticias, Mexico, June 7, 2017
• “Cracks in the Fortress,” NACLA, (co-published with Jacobin) June 6, 2017
• “Marilyn Young, 1937-2017,” with Stuart Schrader, Jacobin, February 24, 2017
• “Ending U.S. Support for Mexican Repression Starts at Home,” NACLA Report, December 2016
• “Unraveling Drug War Capitalism,” Introduction to NACLA Report forum, July 2016
• “Peña Nieto’s Strategy of Denial is Undermining His Promises,” Al Jazeera America, September 26, 2015
• “Obama’s Support for Mexico Prioritizes Investors over Citizens,Al Jazeera America, January 13, 2015
• “Pressure Mexico to Respect Human Rights,” New York Times Room For Debate, December 2, 2014
• “White House Silence on Mexico Protests Speaks Volumes,” Al Jazeera America, November 20, 2014
• “Mexican Mass Graves Point to the Failure of National Reforms,” Al Jazeera America, October 11, 2014
• “How the Mexican Drug Trade Thrives on Free Trade,” with Adam Goodman, The Nation, July 9, 2014.
• “Union Again at NYU,” Jacobin Magazine, December 16, 2013
• “Why NYU Grad Students Fought to Organize,” Al Jazeera America, December 16, 2013
• “The Monroe Doctrine is Dead; Long Live the Monroe Doctrine! The United States’ ‘New’ Approach to Latin America,” Left Turn 30, Oct/Nov 2008.
• “The Winner in Argentina? Transgenic Soy,” NACLA Report, September/October 2008.
• “The Roadblock and the Ballot Box: Insurgent Democracies in Latin America,” Left Turn 28, May/June 2008.
• “Comparing Post–Cold War Strategies: A review of U.S. Latin America Policy Under Bush II and Clinton,” NACLA Report, March/April 2008.
• “The Candidates and Latin America,” NACLA Report, January/February 2008.
• “Fighting for the Life of the Independent Press,” NACLA Report, March/April 2007.
• “Review: Cuba Represent!, by Sujatha Fernandes,” NACLA Report, March/April 2007.
• “Back on the Map: Latin America on the World Stage,” NACLA Report, January/February 2007.
• “Challenging our Mala Prensa on Latin America,” NACLA Report, May/June 2006