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The Bologna Institute for Policy Research | Scholar Profile | William A. Booth

William A. Booth
Adjunct Professor of Latin American Studies
University of Oxford, St. Catherine's College, Faculty Member


Geographic Areas
Latin America
United States

American Foreign Policy
Nation-building and Democratization


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Background and Education
An early career researcher in modern history, Professor Booth specializes in the histories of Mexico and of communism, but is also interested in the Cold War more generally, in global strands of socialism, anarchism and communism, and in literature and the left. After an undergraduate degree in Modern History and Politics at the University of Oxford, he went on to the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of London to undertake an MA in 2003. His did doctoral research on the Mexican left in 2008 and completed his PhD in summer 2012 and graduated that December from the ISA, University of London. He taught Mexican History at Warwick and Latin American History at LSE and UCL.

Other Publications
"Hegemonic Nationalism, Subordinate Marxism: The Mexican Left, 1945–7," in Journal of Latin American Studies (2017); "Mid-Century Communisms: A Schematic Approach?" in The International Newsletter of Communist Studies, XVIII (2012)



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