Oxford Latin American Graduate Seminar: The 'Managed Frontier': Rio Grande do Sul in the Age of Revolutions

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17 may andre

Presenter: André Jockyman Roithman, University of Oxford, History Faculty

André is a doctoral History student at the University of Oxford. His ongoing thesis addresses the relationship between republicanism and state-building in Brazil and the River Plate, focusing on the Brazilian frontier province of Rio Grande do Sul from 1808 to 1845. Before coming to Oxford, André completed his MA in History and MLitt in Intellectual History at the University of St Andrews, conducting research on the Portuguese Enlightenment and colonial Brazil.







timo schaefer

Discussant: Dr Timo Schaefer, University of Oxford, History Faculty

Dr Schaefer is a historian of Latin America with a special interest in the law, culture, and politics of modern Mexico. His first book, Liberalism as Utopia: The Rise and Fall of Legal Rule in Post-Colonial Mexico, 1820-1900 (Cambridge University Press, 2017), described the formation of a fractured geography of legal rule in post-colonial Mexico, paying special attention to the legal culture of estate (hacienda) settlements, towns, and indigenous towns. Liberalism as Utopia won the 2018 Social Science Best-Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association Mexico Section, and the 2018 Best-Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association Nineteenth-Century Section (Honorable Mention). He is currently working on an oral-history project on the culture of political militancy in Mexico during the second half of the twentieth century, as well as on a panoramic exploration of the history of the Latin American utopian imagination.