Gladys McCormick

Associate Professor, History

Gladys McCormick 2017

Contact Information
gmccormi@maxwell.syr.edu

510 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-9325

Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations

Degree

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009

Specialties

Latin America and the Caribbean, 19th and 20th century Mexico

Biography

Gladys McCormick’s research interests include the political and economic history of Latin America and the Caribbean, corruption, drug trafficking, and political violence. She is the author of “The Last Door: Political Prisoners and the Use of Torture in Mexico's Dirty War," published in the journal The Americas, January 2017, and of the book The Logic of Compromise: Authoritarianism, Betrayal, and Revolution in Rural Mexico, 1935-1965 (University of North Carolina Press, 2016). She is currently working on two book projects: one detailing the history of torture in Mexico since the 1970s and the other a co-authored overview of drug trafficking in Latin America. She teaches a range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including survey courses on colonial, modern, and contemporary Latin America, comparative revolutions, oral history methodologies, US-Mexico relations, and drugs and drug trafficking in Mexico.

Publications

Book, The Logic of Compromise: Authoritarianism, Betrayal, and Revolution in Rural Mexico, 1935-1965. University of North Carolina Press, April 2016.

Article, "The Last Door: Political Prisoners and the Use of Torture in Mexico's Dirty War," The Americas, January 2017
 
Article, “Looking for Truths in a Constructed Archive: The Case of Jacinto López and the Politics of Accommodation in Rural Mexico.” A ContraCorriente, Spring 2016.
 
Chapter, “The Forgotten Jaramillo: Building a Social Base of Support for Authoritarianism in Rural Mexico,” in Dictablanda: Politics, Work, and Culture in Mexico, 1938–1968.  Edited by Ben Smith and Paul Gillingham.  Duke University Press, 2014.
 
“Transnationalism: A Category of Analysis,” with Laura Briggs and JT Way.  Special Issue on Transnationalism, American Quarterly, September 2008.

Teaching Appointments

Current Position

Associate Professor of History, Latin America and the Caribbean, Syracuse University

Prior Positions

Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests

Modern Mexican history, political and economic history of Latin America and the Caribbean, corruption, drugs and drug trafficking, questions of historical memory and political violence, gender, and the experiences of rural peoples.