Jonathan Ablard

Jonathan Ablard

Associate Professor and Latin American Studies Coordinator, Department of History
Faculty, Graduate Study in Education
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences
Faculty, Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences
Faculty, Honors Program
Faculty, Latin American Studies

Specialty:Latin American History
Phone:(607) 274-3558
E-mail:jablard@ithaca.edu
Office:403 Muller Center
Ithaca, NY 14850

My area of teaching and research  focus  on Mexico, Central America, Argentina, Chile, and the Caribbean. I also teach thematic courses on public health, revolution and counterrevolution, and commodities. 

I am the author of Madness in Buenos Aires: Patients, Psychiatrists, and the Argentine State, 1880-1983. My current research concerns the history of military conscription in Argentina. I am especially interested in how Argentines from across the political spectrum debated the merits and problems of having obligatory military service. 

I have also been working on a history of the obesity epidemic in Latin America. This project emerged from work that I did with an undergraduate history majors in 2010. Most recently, I was invited to the National Autonomous University of Mexico to present research on this subject. While in Mexico, I ran a workshop on the theme of medicalization to a group of faculty and students.

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