Book Release by LAGW Assistant Professor Casey Lurtz

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The Johns Hopkins Department of History & the Latin America in a Globalizing World Initiative invite you to celebrate the release of “From The Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico” by Assistant Professor Casey Marina Lurtz.  The event will be Thursday May 2, 4 – 6:30pm, NEW LOCATION: Gilman Hall 308.

From The Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico (Stanford University Press, 2019) is a study of how peripheral places grappled with globalization at the turn of the century. Through extensive use of local archives in the Soconusco region of Chiapas, Mexico, the book places indigenous and mestizo villagers, migrant workers, and local politicians at the center of a new story of the export boom.

Books will be available for purchase and refreshments provided.

About the author: Casey Marina Lurtz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Johns Hopkins and a core faculty member of the Latin America in a Globalizing World Initiative. She has held fellowships from the UC San Diego Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, Harvard Business School, and the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Her publications have appeared in journals such as the Hispanic American Historical Review and the Business History Review. From the Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico, published in April 2019 by Stanford University Press, is her first book.