Matthew O’Hara: “The History of the Future in Mexico”
Historians of Latin America have spent much energy studying historical legacies. The notion that “the past weighs heavily on the present” is a standard frame for historical analysis. Stepping outside this paradigm, Professor O’Hara’s book project examines how Mexicans thought about, planned for, and accessed the future from the mid-colonial period into the early republic.
Matthew O’Hara is Associate Professor of History at UCSC.