Gladys McCormick

Associate Professor, History

Gladys McCormick 2017

Contact Information

510 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-9325

Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair


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


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


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.