A Southerner South of the Border: How William Jenkins Became Mexico’s Richest Industrialist

A Southerner South of the Border: How William Jenkins Became Mexico’s Richest Industrialist

Thursday, 3 May 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Venue: 
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford
Speaker(s): 
Andrew Paxman, CIDE, Mexico
Convenor: 
Eduardo Posada-Carbo
Series: 
Latin American History Seminar

Andrew Paxman completed a PhD in History at UT Austin. From 2009 to 2013 he taught history at Millsaps College in Mississippi. He is a research professor at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico, where he teaches history and journalism. His new book is a biography of William Jenkins (1878-1963), once the richest industrialist in Mexico. The Spanish edition, En busca del señor Jenkins (Debate/CIDE), came out in November 2016, and the English edition, Jenkins of Mexico (Oxford University Press) appeared in May 2017.