Jonathan Ablard

Jonathan Ablard

Associate Professor, Department of History
Faculty, Graduate Study in Education
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences
Faculty, Honors Program
Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies

Specialty:Latin American History
Phone:(607) 274-3558
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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