Gladys McCormick is an Associate Professor of History and the Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. McCormick’s research interests include the political and economic history of Latin America and the Caribbean, corruption, drug trafficking, and political violence.
Professor McCormick 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.
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.