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I am working on a book-length study of the diaries of Luciano Gallardo, twelve volumes in which he recorded every moment in his courtship of Carlota Gil in the 1860s in Guadalajara, Mexico.
- Latin American history
- Mexican history (19th and 20th century)
- Cultural and gender history
- Romantic love
W.E. French. The Heart in the Glass Jar: Love Letters, Bodies and the Law in Mexico. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015.
W.E. French; K.E. Bliss. Gender, sexuality, and power in Latin America since independence. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.
W.E. French. A peaceful and working people: manners, morals, and class formation in northern Mexico. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1996.
W.H. Beezley; C.E. Martin; W.E. French. Rituals of rule, rituals of resistance: public celebrations and popular culture in Mexico. Wilmington, Del: SR Books, 1994.
W. E. French, “”I’m Going to Write You a Letter”: Coplas, Love Letters, and Courtship Literacy”, in Mexico in Verse: A History of Music, Rhyme, and Power, Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2015.
W. E. French, “Living the Vida Local: Contours of Everyday Life”, in A Companion to Mexican History and Culture, William H. Beezley (ed.), West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
W. E. French, “‘Te Amo Muncho:’ The Love Letters of Pedro and Enriqueta”, in The Human Tradition in Mexico, J. M. Pilcher Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources, 2003, pp. 123-135.
W. E. French and Buffington, R., “The Culture of Modernity”, in The Oxford History of Mexico, M. C. Meyer and Beezley, W. H. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
W. E. French, “Introduction”, in ¿Quien Vive? An American Family in the Mexican Revolution, (Wilmington: Delaware: Scholarly Resources, 1999.
W. E. French, “Imaging and the cultural history of nineteenth-century Mexico”, The Hispanic American Historical Review, vol. 79, p. 249, 1999.
W. E. French, “Prostitutes and guardian angels: Women, work, and the family in Profirian Mexico”, The Hispanic American Historical Review, vol. 72, p. 529, 1992.
W. E. French, “Business as Usual: Mexico North Western Railway Managers Confront the Mexican Revolution”, Mexican Studies / Estudios Mexicanos, vol. 5, pp. 221-238, 1989.
W. E. French, “Un recuerdo vivo: Diario y género en el siglo XIX”, in Seminario de CIESAS, Unidad Istmo, 2005.
W. E. French, “Mapping Masculine Desire: Love, Courtship and Power in Mid-Nineteenth Century Mexico”, in 51st Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, 2004.
W. E. French, “Imagining Lives, Imagining Nations: Letters and Longing in Porfirian and Revolutionary Mexico”, in XI Reunion de Historiadores Mexicanos, Estadoundenses y Canadienses, Monterrey, Mexico, 2003.
Gabriela Aceves-Sepúlveda, PhD (2014)
“‘Mujeres que se visualizan:’ (En)gendering Archives and Regimes of Media and Visuality in post-1968 Mexico”
Winner: The John Bullen Prize (2015), Outstanding Ph.D. thesis on a historical topic submitted in a Canadian university
Ruth Mandujano-López, PhD (2012)
“Transpacific Mexico: Encounters with China and Japan in the Age of Steam (1867-1914?)
Winner: CALACS (Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies) Outstanding Dissertation Award (2013)