Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern, associate professor of food studies in Falk College, was interviewed for the Syracuse.com story “Why aren’t NY farm workers in the Covid-19 vaccine line?” Minkoff-Zern, an expert on the intersections of food and social justice, comments on the…
Knight to speak on Mexican Revolution Dec. 10
Alan Knight, professor of history of Latin America at Oxford University, will speak Friday, Dec. 10, at 4 p.m. in 032 Eggers Hall on “The ‘Cosmic Revolution’: The Mexican Revolution (1910-2010) in Comparative Global Perspective.”
This year, the Mexican Revolution turns 100. Among the many possible perspectives on this major event, one is outward-looking, global and comparative. This lecture, involving a breakdown of the main sociopolitical components of the Mexican Revolution (1910-40), evaluates it in light of other major world revolutions and will argue that, without being a simple carbon copy, it bears comparison with discernible elements of contrasting revolutions, including bourgeois revolutions, like the French; socialist revolutions like the Russian, Chinese and Cuban; and nationalist revolutions, like all of the above and more.