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King's College London
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Argentina, borderlands, indigenous peoples, Latin America, populism
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About Me

Christine Mathias is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Modern Latin American History at King’s College London. Her research promotes historical thinking both across and about national borders. Her current book project provides the first comprehensive history of efforts by Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay to conquer an isolated South American borderland known as the Gran Chaco. It argues for an alternative approach to borderlands history that traces the emergence of new forms of indigenous leadership, political subjectivity, and citizenship. In addition, she is developing a new project on the history of Peronism in the Argentine interior.

Christine received a PhD in History from Yale University in 2015. She has experience living and researching in several Latin American countries, and writes about history and Latin American affairs for publications such as Dissent and Perspectives on History. Her research has been supported by the Fulbright Program, the Social Science Research Council, the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, the Philanthropic Educational Organization, Yale University, and King’s College London.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Latin America
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Indigenous Peoples, Politics