Participant Info

First Name
Jessica
Last Name
Mack
Affiliation
Princeton University
Website URL
https://history.princeton.edu/people/jessica-mack
Keywords
Latin America, Mexico, Mexico City, UNAM, urban history, public history, university, higher education, memory, archives
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About Me

I am a historian of Modern Latin America and a Postgraduate Research Associate in the Department of History. I defended my dissertation, “A Campus for Mexico: Knowledge and Power in UNAM’s University City,” in January 2019. This project traces the spatial reconfiguration of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) on a new midcentury campus, Ciudad Universitaria. By chronicling this monumental building project, this research explains the national university’s shifting role in Mexico’s developing revolutionary state and examines the ways in which new national priorities were inscribed upon intellectual and cultural life. Born and raised in New York City, I hold a Ph.D. from Princeton and a BA in history from Wesleyan University. At Princeton, I’ve been a preceptor for the history course Modern Latin America Since 1810 and am currently affiliated with the Center for Digital Humanities. I’ve been an instructor for the Prison Teaching Initiative and am a contributor to the Princeton & Slavery Project. Prior to graduate school, I worked at the Social Science Research Council and in the non-profit sector in Mexico City. My interests include public history, digital humanities and archival quandaries.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Mexico
Expertise by Geography
Latin America
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Higher Ed, Libraries & Archives, Pedagogy, Public History, Urban History